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Tag: 2017 source edit
 
== Transmasculine hormone therapy ==
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=== LowPreventing does testosteroneperiods ===
Periods are often a source of [[Gender dysphoria|dysphoria]] for [[AFAB]] nonbinary people. There are several ways of preventing them:<ref>{{Cite journal|last=Carswell|first=Jeremi M.|last2=Roberts|first2=Stephanie A.|date=December 2017|title=Induction and Maintenance of Amenorrhea in Transmasculine and Nonbinary Adolescents|url=http://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/trgh.2017.0021|journal=Transgender Health|language=en|volume=2|issue=1|pages=195–201|doi=10.1089/trgh.2017.0021|issn=2380-193X|pmc=PMC5684657|pmid=29142910}}</ref>
* Testosterone: testosterone will prevent periods (although the changes won't be immediate). The recommended does will change depending on the person.
* Progestogens: these will also prevent (or, at least, decrease) periods, although they are not as effective as testosterone. However, they won't cause masculinisation.
* Aromatase inhibitors: aromatase inhibitors increase the testosterone that is already found in any person's body. However, it has menopausal-like side effects (such as fatigue, headache, etc.).
* Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators: SERMs are not commonly used on transmaculine people for this purpose, as they also cause menopausal-like side effects.
* GnRH agonists: also known as "puberty blockers" within the transgender community, they are not recommended as a long-term solution, as they cause poor bone health.
 
Alternatively to hormone therapy, [[hysterectomy]] is the surgical removal of the uterus and is the definitive (and irreversible) option.
 
==See also==
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