'Cross-sex' Hormone Therapy
Basically, our body has both male and female hormones but their levels are unbalanced. So, changing bodies after getting a gender transition or hormone therapy program has to use hormone replacement to improve physical characteristics. There are 2 important hormones which are used in the process as follows:
Male hormones (Androgen, Testosterone) are the hormones which help to make voice deeper, increase muscle and stimulate hair growth.
Female hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone) are the hormones which help to make voice higher, increase breast size and smoothen skin.
There are 2 types of hormones therapy, as follows:
1. Feminizing hormone therapy or male-to-female hormone therapy helps to improve appearance looking more feminine. This process uses Estrogen and Progesterone for boosting hormone levels and uses Anti-androgen to suppress Androgen.
2. Masculinizing hormone therapy or female-to-male hormone therapy helps to improve appearance looking more masculine. This process uses Androgen and Testosterone for boosting hormone level.
** Hormone therapy should be held responsible by a doctor because if the treatment is processed in the wrong way, it will be affected by health risks and side effects which are thrombosis and liver problems directly. So, getting hormone therapy would be better and safer if there is a doctor to take care of all cases. The doctor will give a consultation which is related to your individual condition and give hormone replacement appropriately.
The process of cross-sex hormone therapy by Thonburi Medical Center
- Consult a doctor
You can consult with us before visiting Thonburi medical center. Adding a friend here, LINE Official Account (LINE ID: @tmc.center) and sending the photo (relating to your health problem) or asking us about your problem by LINE official account, then we will give you an initial advice, make an appointment and catch up/follow up the result closely following the process.
- Health examination and hormone levels checking
- Oral medicine and hormones injection for balancing hormones
A doctor will diagnose a patient’s condition and examine the treatment which is safe and appropriate for a patient the most.
Consult the doctor for free! Booking an appointment and asking for more information here:
As Thonburi Medical Center, we glad to give you a medical advice and we will properly provide you the services with our warm heart.