Gender affirmation surgery is not a new phenomenon and has been undertaken by numerous people around the world. Once the assessment has been done the correct hormones can be started. At this stage, the patient in a case of a male to female gender reassignment is counselled about sperm donation, should they wish to have their own genetic children at some point in the future. Depending on the effect of the hormones, the patient may choose to have a breast augmentation if their breast development is not sufficient.
Sex Change Woman To Man
Man Into Woman: The First Sex Change by Lili Elbe
In transgender men, or trans masculine people FTM , the most common medication used for transition is testosterone. Administration of testosterone via transdermal, intramuscular, subcutaneous, or oral routes lowers serum estradiol levels, raises serum testosterone levels, and results in the development of typical male secondary sex characteristics. Irreversible changes include: deepening of the voice, increase in facial and body hair growth, clitoral enlargement clitoromegaly , and thickened facial bone structure. Some trans men also describe changes in emotions e.
Sex reassignment surgery (female-to-male)
Sex reassignment surgery for female-to-male transgender people includes a variety of surgical procedures that alter anatomical traits to provide physical traits more comfortable to the trans man's male identity and functioning. Non-binary people assigned female at birth may also have these surgeries. Often used to refer to phalloplasty , metoidoplasty , or vaginectomy , sex reassignment surgery can also more broadly refer to many procedures an individual may have, such as male chest reconstruction , hysterectomy , or oophorectomy ,. Sex reassignment surgery is usually preceded by beginning hormone treatment with testosterone. Also called "top surgery", male chest reconstruction is any of a variety of surgeries to remove breast tissue, and provide shaping of a male contoured chest.