Medical options for transgender people

This site is about the social, legal, and medical parts of a gender transition. For those who want to make a medical transition, these parts may help:

Models of care

Medical models of care for transgender people.

Psychotherapy

Trans people often have psychotherapy to talk about their thoughts.

Voice therapy

Trans people can change their voices with practice. Others get voice therapy. Some choose voice surgery after the other options fail.

Prosthetics

For some people, transgender prosthetics can be an important part of transition.

For women and transfeminine people

For men and transmasculine people

Hair removal

Trans people, especially trans women, may require permanent hair removal as part of transition. This can include removal of hair in preparation for surgery.

Hair loss

Trans women and some trans men may wish to manage or restore hair loss, especially thinning or loss of scalp hair.

Reproduction

Trans people must think about their reproductive options before they start hormones or have surgery on their reproductive organs. Hormones and surgery can change their bodies so they can’t ever make children.

Hormones

Many people use hormones and hormone blockers to change their bodies as part of a gender transition.

Surgery

Some transgender people want surgery to change their bodies. This kind of surgery has many names. Many people call it gender confirmation surgery. Transgender people can get these kinds of surgery:

Facial gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose facial gender confirmation surgery for their head and neck as part of a gender transition.

Voice gender confirmation surgery

Some people want to make their voice sound higher or lower. If they are not able to do so with voice practice or voice therapy. some choose voice gender confirmation surgery as part of a gender transition.

Top gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose surgery for their chest area as part of a gender transition. This is called top gender confirmation surgery.

Bottom gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose surgery for their hips, waist, and genitals as part of a gender transition. This is called bottom gender confirmation surgery.

For women and transfeminine people

Some of the bottom surgery choices for women and transfeminine people are:

† These genital surgeries will change their bodies so they can’t ever make children.

For men and transmasculine people

Some of the bottom surgery choices for men and transmasculine people are:

† These genital surgeries will change their bodies so they can’t ever make children.

Disclaimer: This is medical talk, not medical advice. Some of this may not apply to you. It is presented without warranty. It may contain errors or omissions. You must do your own research.