Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment commonly used for transgender men and women as part of the transition process. Hormone therapy is used to alter hormone levels to match one’s gender identity.
The two types of hormone therapy include feminizing hormones, also known as estrogen, and masculinizing hormones, also known as testosterone.
Generally, those who seek feminizing hormone therapy experience distress due to their gender identity differing from their sex assigned at birth. Gender dysphoria is significant distress related to the desire to be of another gender, which can include the desire to change primary and/or secondary sex characteristics.
Receiving hormone therapy is one way a trans person can transition. Additionally, hormone replacement can be part of a pre-surgical plan during the transition process.
Hormone therapy can help make gender dysphoria less severe, improve the overall quality of life, and it can reduce distress about one’s physical appearance.
Furthermore, Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to help balance estrogen and progesterone levels in patients who go through menopause. There are a variety of additional reasons why your doctor might prescribe supplementary sex hormones.
As with all medical procedures and medications, HRT is not suitable for everyone. Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about the risks, benefits, and determine if HRT is a good option for you.
At M-Care Healthcare, we are proud to offer gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy for transgender individuals of all ages.
Our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy services include labs, medication, as well as ongoing monitoring, puberty blockers, and primary care.
For those who want to take the steps needed to medically transition, our team will walk with you through every step of gender affirmation treatment. Schedule an appointment with us today!