The TRUTH about Testosterone effects on Transmen/FTM (a series)
In female transition at this point in time, there is a general (standard) outline/timeline/possible issues of the effects of testosterone therapy on the female (brain) body (short term). These standards are used by general practitioners who may have never served a transgender patient or who've served hundreds. These standards are shared among GPs, endocrinologists, psychologists, therapists, gender specialists, academic etc. These standards are then shared by mental/medical professionals with female clients seeking transition or parents seeking to transition a child (or supposed to be shared).
These standards have come to be standards based on a combination of self reporting and various medical studies involving females treated with testosterone for GID/GD (gender identity disorder/gender dysphoria). Testosterone is the hormone that will chemically construct the female patient into her new transgender mind/body/life. So long as testosterone is maintained throughout the course of the female patient's lifetime, her mind/body will remain in an ongoing transitional state, with her natural brain/body fighting for control.
Females seeking transition or parents transitioning a female child/teen can expect to find a general outline of testosterone induced changes on (rarely in) the female brain/body. There is a perceived notion of changes based a basic/intimate knowledge of male bodies (as a comparison) as well as knowledge gleaned from already transitioned females in the form of friends/online acquaintances, online blogs/vlogs-videos of trans females.
This series of posts will remove perceived changes, call into serious question (when required) self reporting and place a magnifying glass on some of the more cited medical studies/journals used to sell transgender hormones as safe to patients, medical practitioners, psychologists, therapists, gender specialists and the general public.
Covered/dissected in the Testosterone Changes and Dangers in Female Transitioning will be as follows:
- Mood/mental changes
- Hair changes-head to toe
- Body odor
- Epidermis (skin) changes including acne
- Voice changes (thicker vocal folds)
- Breast changes
- Vaginal/clitoris changes-including menstruation (periods)
- Appetite/weight gain changes
- Virilization of face/body-reordering of body fat/increase in visceral fat
- Sex drive changes
- Romantic attraction changes (not to be confused with core sexual orientation)
- Aromatization of high testosterone dosage (on various organs)
- Blood changes
- Endocrine system changes
- Ovarian changes
- Uterine/endometrium changes
- Liver/pancreas changes
- Heart/cardiovascular change