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How do transgender people transition?

There are two different types of transition, or ways to affirm your gender: social transition and medical transition.

Social transitioning may include:

  • coming out to your friends and family as transgender
  • asking people to use pronouns (she/her, he/him, they/them) that match your gender identity
  • going by a different name
  • dressing/grooming in ways that match your gender identity

For trans men and some non-binary people medical transition may include any of the following:

  • hormone therapy (to create masculine characteristics such as a deeper voice, facial hair growth, muscle growth, redistribution of body fat away from hips and breasts, not getting a period, etc.)
  • male chest reconstruction, or “top surgery” (removal of breasts and breast tissue)
  • hysterectomy (removal of internal female reproductive organs such as the ovaries and uterus)
  • phalloplasty (construction of a penis using skin from other parts of your body)
  • metoidioplasty (surgery that causes your clitoris to work more like a penis, along with hormone treatment to make your clitoris grow larger)

For trans women and some non-binary people medical transition may include any of the following:

  • hormone therapy (to create feminine characteristics such as less body hair, breasts, redistribution of body fat toward hips and breasts, etc.)
  • breast augmentation (implants)
  • orchiectomy (removal of testes)
  • laser hair removal (to remove hair from your face or other parts of your body)
  • tracheal shave (making your Adam’s apple smaller)
  • facial feminization surgery (create smaller, more feminine facial features)
  • penile inversion vaginoplasty (creation of a vagina by inverting penile skin)

Definition from: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/transgender

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