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What are some medical treatments that can be used for someone seeking to transition?

There are various treatments that are involved with transition, including:

  • ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’, now called ‘Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy’

  • ‘Sex Reassignment Surgery’, now called ‘Gender-affirming surgery’; this could what is commonly referred to as 'top surgery', referring to the removal of breasts or having a breast augmentation, and 'bottom surgery', referring to phalloplasty or vaginoplasty.

  • In the case of conflicts in the family resulting from the process of emerging as a trans or the transition to the opposite sex, ‘family therapy’ or ‘couples therapy’ may be beneficial.

  • What does a transition involve? Transitioning to a trans person does not necessarily refer to physical operations that change your sexual characteristics. Not every trans person chooses to change their body. A trans person may begin to change the pronouns they want others to use to refer to them, change their name, and begin to change the way they dress and look. This is also a transition and the people around you still need to get used to this change. If you are considering an operation, it is important to keep in mind the processes involved and always consult with other professionals who are specialized in this field, both physically and psychologically.

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