Effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy
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- PhD, Honours, Post Doctor Research
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Austin Health
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Summary Being trans (transgender) or gender diverse (TGD) is now viewed as part of the natural spectrum of human diversity.
TGD people have a gender identity which is markedly and persistently incongruent with their sex assigned at birth. Individuals often experience intense distress or body dysphoria driving individuals to seek gender-affirming hormone therapy to align physical characteristics with gender identity. Hormone therapy is typically masculinising (testosterone) or feminising (estrogen). Testosterone and estrogen hormones are important for not only our physical appearance and sexual health, but have many functions in the body influencing the health of the heart, brain, body composition and general well-being.
As there is very little research in transgender health, we are undertaking several observational studies and clinical trials to investigate the best, safest and most effective ways of giving hormone therapy as well as understand long-term health effects.
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