use of hormones for experimentation
Kathryn Aegis (email@example.com)
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 17:27:56
I suppose I ought to pass along a more definitive set of info, in case
anyone else is thinking of trying a hormone experiment:
- Use of hormones will not affect your sexual orientation
- Modern birth control pill formulations do not contain much estrogen,
you would probably get the same effect from eating a large amount of soy daily
- On the other hand, DHEA does raise levels of testosterone, and women
will have a bit of a masculinizing effect with it.
- Viagra will not affect your physical sex structure. It is mainly used
to raise the blood circulation to specific areas.
- The medical standards of care and ethics are hostile to temporary
experimentation. Generally, one must prove a psychological disfunction,
such as gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. You would be
expected to undergo psychiatric evaluation and to commit to using the
hormones for a year trial before 'going permanent'.
- If by some miracle you got a doctor to prescribe, you can expect months
of mood swings and some other physical side effects.
- Again, the FAQs on hormones:
Male to Female: http://www.savina.com/confluence/hormone/m2f
Female to Male: http://www.savina.com/confluence/hormone/f2m