Hormone therapy will be offered when it is appropriate to your individual needs and circumstances but, as some of the effects are irreversible, it is important for you to understand and accept the changes that you might experience. Your clinic doctor will fully explain the effects of hormones and their suitability for you.
Cross-sex hormonal treatments play an important role in the anatomical and psychological transition process. Hormones are often medically necessary for successful living in the new gender and improve the quality of life as clients feel and appear more like members of their preferred gender.
The maximum physical effects of hormones may not be evident until after two years of continuous treatment. The final effect of hormonal therapy varies from client to client and is determined by their genetic inheritance from their parents.