Category: Gender Affirming Procedures

Can A MTF Get A Period?

The technical definition of menstruation is when a woman’s uterus sheds its lining if there isn’t a baby to nurture. This leads to the loss of menstrual fluid, which contains various fluids, blood, and uterine tissue. While hormones do trigger these physical symptoms, it is only possible to experience menstrual bleeding (a period) if the […]

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Cosmetic Surgery: A Source Of Empowerment For The LGBT Community

Cosmetic procedures do more than create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. These surgeries provide confidence and self-esteem that can dramatically alter the patient’s life for the better. This boost of positive body image can empower individuals to feel confident in a body that accurately represents their identity. Fighting Stigmas Society has established cisgender women as the […]

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HRT Timeline And Effects: Hormone Replacement Therapy Information

Medically transitioning from male to female can be a surgical or non-surgical process. Surgical procedures include MTF top surgery, MTF bottom surgery, and FFS (facial feminization surgery). The primary non-surgical option for transgender women or non-binary transfeminine patients is known as hormone replacement therapy. HRT is an effective solution that also treats menopausal symptoms in […]

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Can Cisgender Women Get Facial Feminization Surgery?

For transgender women and those assigned male at birth, it can be a daily struggle to feel comfortable with their appearance. Physical features that don’t accurately represent who they are can be emotionally and physically draining to contend with day after day. These individuals are more likely to pursue gender affirmation surgery, frequently referred to […]

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A Comparison Of Different Hair Restoration Techniques Suitable For Transgender Individuals

Deciding how to approach hair restoration is an important part of transitioning from male to female. Transgender or non-binary transfeminine patients may wish to reverse hair loss due to male pattern baldness or other hormonal changes. In cases where the hairline has receded, a patient may pursue hairline feminization to create a more rounded, feminine […]

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How To Transition MTF Without Hormones?

Making a gender transition from male to female (MTF) often involves taking hormones. Hormone replacement therapy—sometimes called a chemical transition—can help suppress aspects of the body that present more masculinely and promote a more feminine appearance. For example, excess body and facial hair growth can slow and thin while taking MTF hormone replacement therapy. However, […]

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How Much Does MTF HRT Cost Without Insurance?

The cost of hormone replacement therapy is a genuine concern for many transgender women. While most insurance companies will cover the cost of hormone replacement therapy, for patients without insurance accessing hormone replacement therapy can be more costly. How much does MTF HRT cost without insurance? Understanding The Benefits Of HRT Firstly, let’s look at […]

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