In general, starting cross-sex hormones is recommended around age 16, but this can vary based on your exam and a discussion with your medical provider. I'm sorry to burst anyone's bubble. It's not like they don't know this despite all the back slapping bravado. Some people chose to seek medical intervention with cross-sex hormone therapy and some do not. If by masculinize and feminize one means to completely reproduce the male or female biological state, that cannot be done with current medical or surgical therapy.
For some, this is a desired effect. If it does not, consult with your doctor. Typically, women see their hair become homogeneously thinner as they age, yet men tend to lose hair in specific places such as around their temples and on the top of their scalps. There is considerable controversy over the earliest age, and for how long it is clinically, morally and legally safe to do this. It is the principle hormone responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics in the body breast development, change in the distribution of body fat to hips, arms, abdomen etc. It will also usually stop the menstrual cycle and cause changes to the external genitalia — notably the enlargement of the clitoris.
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Frequently the first sign of endometrial cancer is bleeding in post-menopausal women. Your timeline might look as follows:. If you don't think that hormone treatment is working, talk to the healthcare professionals who are treating you. Did anyone get any kind of lower voice change? Actually, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion.
It's a foregone conclusion, so it's really a question of how much damage they end up doing, not if any will be done. Testosterone will only enlarge the clitoris by an inch or two. If a person has perfectly healthy genitalia, why does he or she need a prosthetic? There's almost no substance to any of those claims and they can often be harmful to the full functionality of your genitals. Be very leery of any claims about enhancing growth like pumps. Anonymous January 22, at 6: