Hormones can be used to help change a person’s sexual characteristics to those of the other sex. For male-to-female transsexuals the main aims are to reduce hair growth on the face and body and create breasts.
For female-to-male transsexuals the objective is to stop menstruation, to increase facial hair growth, to create a more masculine body shape and deepen the voice.
The use of hormones should always be supervised by a properly qualified medical professional as there are some possible side effects and risks associated with their use.
Important safety information
The use of hormones for gender reassignment should always be supervised by a properly qualified medical professional as there are some possible side effects and risks associated with their use.
Some transgender women use injectable silicone to give them “instant curves”. The silicone, often administered by non-medical persons, may migrate in the tissues and cause disfigurement years later.
It is usually not medical grade, may contain many contaminants, and is often injected using a shared needle. Hepatitis may be spread through use of such needles. Do not be tempted to take this ‘short-cut’ to a new body as you may regret it later and suffer serious health issues.
Click on the PDF(female-to-male) and PDF(male-to-female)here to read more about hormones or visit for loads of additional information http://transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/