Every body naturally develops hormones through a gland, which then gets taken throughout the body by the blood stream. When born the males are given a strong form of testosterone which develops the penis and testes.
If you do not have this hormone then the body develops a clitoris and labia, ovaries, uterus and vagina. Estrogen and testosterone are categorized as sex hormones. Both men and women produce an amount of the opposite sex hormone generally too limited to cause an affect on the body. When someone is feeling dissatisfied with themselves, either physically or mentally, they can undergo hormone therapy to assist in completing their gender identity. Hormone therapy is a treatment process that can assist in making someone feel more like themselves. In addition to the hormones one may be lacking hormone blockers may be prescribed to hinder the bodies natural production of a hormone. If this is something you have been suffering with for many years, hormone therapy (testosterone if you are a trans man and estrogen if you are a trans woman) may be an option for you. Our doctors are here to assist you in this process without bias and in a safe, compassionate environment. Each case needs a different method and counseling may be an added feature to your treatment process. This can help with the emotional and physical changes that happen with hormone therapy.