Transgender Hormone Therapy
What Is Transgender Hormone Therapy?
- Masculinizing hormone therapy. Transgender female-to-male hormone therapy aims to raise testosterone levels to the normal male physiological range of 300 to 1000 ng/dl (nanograms per deciliter). This is the normal level of a mature male.
- Feminizing hormone therapy. During hormone therapy for transgender people transitioning from male to female, the goal is to decrease testosterone levels to the normal mature female range of 30 to 100 ng/dl. Finding good transgender hormone therapy doctors isn’t easy. There’s still not enough information about available specialists and the type of hormonal therapy services offered in Downtown Manhattan and surrounding area. At Vitality NP Family Health, in New York City, you find a welcoming environment and a knowledgeable, experienced transgender conversion therapy specialist in nurse practitioner Svetlana Pyatigorskaya. She’s ready to work with you through the transition process.
Why Is Transgender Hormone Therapy Necessary?
- Improving your quality of life
- Reducing emotional and psychological distress
- Making gender dysphoria less severe
- Enhancing psychological and social functioning
- Increasing sexual satisfaction
By working with a qualified transgender hormone therapy specialist like Svetlana, you receive the special attention and care required during the tough transitioning period. And it only starts after a consultation during which you learn about the full effects of the treatment.
What Is Masculinizing Transgender Hormone Therapy?
- Injectable testosterone. This can be in the form of testosterone cypionate or testosterone enanthate. It’s inexpensive and widely available, although it may affect your energy moods between doses.
- Testosterone patch. This is an alternative form of cross-sex hormone therapy. You wear a patch on your back, upper arm, thigh or stomach. There’s no effect on your energy levels, but this treatment may be more costly than injections.
- Oral testosterone.
What Is Feminizing Transgender Hormone Therapy?
- Administration of estrogen alone
- Use of estrogen with testosterone blockers
- Use of testosterone blockers alone
- Administration of estrogen, testosterone blockers and progesterone