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Transgender Hormone Therapy London

Hormone replacement therapy for transgender or gender variant individuals, also sometimes called cross-sex hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy in which sex hormones and other hormonal medications are administered to transgender, or gender variant individuals, for the purpose of more closely aligning their secondary sexual characteristics with their gender identity. These hormones vary based on whether the aim of treatment is feminisation or masculinisation.

  • Feminisation therapy for transgender women – oestrogens and anti-androgens
  • Masculinising hormone therapy for transgender men – androgen, occasionally anti-oestrogens

Our aim at The London Transgender Clinic is to support our patients in a compassionate, caring and effective manner adhering to The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines and standards of care version 7. We work with a number of Consultant Psychologist and Psychiatrist Gender Specialists who offer psychological assessments and follow-up sessions, including reviews for endorsement of hormone therapy with our Nurse Prescriber, Mary Burke RN and specialist transgender surgery with world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Christopher Inglefield BSc FRCS (Plast)

Cross-sex hormone therapy has been shown unquestionably to have a positive physical and psychological effect on the transitioning individual. Transgender individuals experience discord between their self identified gender and their biological sex. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has created transgender specific guidelines to help service a framework for providers caring for transgender or gender variant individuals. These guidelines are mostly based on clinical experience from experts in the field. Guidelines for hormone therapy in transgender men are mostly extrapolations from recommendations that currently exist for the treatment of hypogonadal natal men and oestrogen therapy for transgender women is based on treatments used for postmenopausal women.

Hormone therapy must be prescribed on an individualised basis depending on a patient’s goals, the risk/benefit ratio of medication, consideration of other medical conditions and social and economic issues. Hormone therapy can provide significant comfort to patients who do not wish to make a social gender role transition or undergo surgery or who are unable to do so.

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We support and endorse the Guidelines for the Standards of Care for transgender, trans-individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I start hormone therapy?
  • How much for my initial consultation?
  • Will I require a follow-up consultation?
  • Will I require blood tests before my appointment?
  • How will my GP know what hormones to prescribe?
  • What happens if I require further blood tests?
  • Am I required to be living in my preferred gender role prior to hormone therapy ?
  • Do I need to change my name by deed poll prior to commencing hormone therapy?

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