Transgender Care: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

At AKESO, we understand the unique needs of transgender individuals and offer personalized gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) to help you align your physical features with your gender identity and alleviate gender dysphoria.

Understanding HRT (Hormone Replacement Treatment)

HRT is a personalized medical treatment that can help affirm your chosen gender identity through several pathways. Here are two main types:

  • Affirming Feminization: This involves taking estrogen and other medications to suppress testosterone production. Potential changes include breast development, softer skin, redistribution of body fat, and decreased facial and body hair.
  • Affirming Masculinization: This involves taking testosterone to promote masculine characteristics like facial and body hair growth, muscle mass increase, and a deeper voice while suppressing menstruation and reducing breast tissue.

What to Expect

Starting HRT brings gradual changes over time. For feminizing therapy, you may see initial effects like softer skin or voice shifts within months, while breast development may take longer. Masculinizing therapy may increase muscle mass, period cessation, and various bodily changes within the first few months.

While there are more changes during this transition, we encourage you to consult a professional to achieve your aspirations. Remember, every HRT journey is unique, and discussing your specific expectations with your healthcare provider is key. We encourage you to discuss all the expected changes before and during your transition. Regular checkups and open communication are crucial to monitor progress, adjust medication as needed, and ensure a safe and personalized journey.

Personalized Care

Our experienced providers offer individualized consultations and GAHT plans tailored to your specific needs and goals, exploring both feminizing and masculinizing options.

Making Informed Decisions

We understand HRT is a personal decision. Our providers will discuss potential benefits, risks, and side effects like mood changes, hot flashes, and fertility impacts for both feminizing and masculinizing transitions to help you make informed choices.

Ongoing Support and Monitoring:
Regular checkups and monitoring are essential for safe and effective HRT. Our dedicated team provides ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey.

Compassionate and Confidential Care

Our providers are highly trained and sensitive to the needs of the transgender community. We offer a safe and affirming environment; all your information remains confidential

Beyond Medical Care
At AKESO, we recognize your transition extends beyond medical care. We offer a network of trusted allies and mental health professionals for additional support on your emotional and social journey.

Taking the First Step

Schedule a consultation with our dedicated healthcare providers to discuss your transgender care needs and explore GAHT options. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and empower you to make informed decisions about your journey.

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