Difference between revisions of "Hormone therapy"

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One way of achieving an androgynous look through HRT is by depriving the body of testosterone. There are several ways to do so, which will be listed in this section. Keep in mind that this has health risks and you shouldn't do it without first talking to a professional.
 
* Progestogens: a high dose of progestogens will decrease testosterone levels by a 70% to 80%, which is a significant decrease (albeit not in the average female range).<ref>{{Cite journal|last=Kjeld|first=J. M.|last2=Puah|first2=C. M.|last3=Kaufman|first3=B.|last4=Loizou|first4=S.|last5=Vlotides|first5=J.|last6=Gwee|first6=H. M.|last7=Kahn|first7=F.|last8=Sood|first8=R.|last9=Joplin|first9=G. F.|date=November 1979|title=EFFECTS OF NORGESTREL AND ETHINYLOESTRADIOL INGESTION ON SERUM LEVELS OF SEX HORMONES AND GONADOTROPHINS IN MEN|url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1979.tb03102.x|journal=Clinical Endocrinology|language=en|volume=11|issue=5|pages=497–504|doi=10.1111/j.1365-2265.1979.tb03102.x|issn=0300-0664}}</ref> This is less than GnRH analogues, which can decrease circulating testosterone levels by 95%.<ref>{{Cite book|url=http://site.ebrary.com/id/10014662|title=Urotext-Luts: Urology. Vol. 3 Vol. 3|date=2001|publisher=Urotext|isbn=978-1-903737-03-3|location=Blackrock|language=English|oclc=697776940}}</ref>
* Progestogens: a high dose of progestogens will decrease testosterone levels by a 70% to 80%, which is a significant decrease (albeit not in the average female range).
* Surgical castration: gonadectomy is the surgical removal of the gonads (primary reproductive organs). This process, however, is not reversible and results in the permanent loss of the testes and sterility.
* Low doses: a lower dose of some HRT medications will result in partial demasculinisation.
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