Reversible and Irreversible Changes on Feminizing Hormones.
Feminizing hormone therapy involves a combo of estrogen and androgen blocker. Sometimes a progesterone is added to the mix.
Estrogen is the main hormone responsible for promoting female physical traits. It works directly on tissues in your body. It can also indirectly suppresses testosterone.
Each person responds to estrogen differently. It’s difficult to predict how quickly the changes will take place. Including how much each person will feminize.
Estrogen can be taken by: pill, injection (intramuscular) skin patch or gel, or as implanted pellets.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way. The things feminizing therapy will NOT change. A concerning question for many.
Eliminate hair follicles.
Change bone structure.
Change Adam’s apple.
Change hand and foot size (although some do report changes in foot size).
Change vocal pitch.
Protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Permanent changes you can expect?
Breast growth, which vary in size from one person to another.
Up to a 40% shrinkage in the size of the testicles.
Now let’s take a look at reversible changes. Keep in mind, that these may change back if you stop feminizing therapy. While mostly reversible, even these changes vary from person to person.
Slowing of hair loss, especially at the temples and crown of the head.
Finer body hair, but keep in mind it won’t go away.
Less noticeable body odor.
Change in the quantity of the sweat from the armpits.
Decreased fat in the abdomen.
Increased fat in the buttocks and thighs.
Decreased or complete loss of morning and spontaneous erections.
Inability to obtain an erection hard enough for penetrative sex.
Decreased sex drive.
Feminizing effects of hormone therapy may take several months to become noticeable. It can take up to five or more years to reach their maximum effect! And there is no way to predict how fast your body will feminize or change on hormones.