FTM- The truth about hormones
Really important discussion of some seldom talked about side effects of HRT
really good look at the bits of hormone therapy that aren’t mentioned a lot.
And even so, he’s short-sighted. He’s worried about thirty years down the road—so, fifty. What’s going to happen in sixty years down the road?
It’s a scary, scary thought.
hopefully 50-60 years there will be a better treatment of the side effects if they follow him that long
I really hope so. This scares me. They’re untested hormones being given off-label to young females that mutate their bodies into those of post-menopausal females thirty or fourty years ahead of schedule.
After two years. Say the average FTM takes T at eighteen. By the time they’re 20, their bodies have started to fail. After five years, what then? Fifteen?
I think of trans men like Buck Angel and I cringe, because that’s years and years of hormone therapy there. If two years does so much damage, I can’t imagine twenty.
And the risk of cancers is so so high. And trans men—females—already have some of the shiftiest health-care stats. It’s like playing Russian roulette with your health, and I’m deeply concerned about this community in the future.
My estimate? Cancers, early-onset osteoporosis, the works. It’s gonna be really awful. And I don’t even want to think about the kids who are put on puberty blockers, too. Their bodies will have never known natural hormones, and that’s REALLY not good.
Well hell, look at what happened to Buck Angel
Until I got an infection in my uterus! What happened was that the use of the testosterone over 15 years started to make my cervix and uterus atrophy. The cervix basically closed and so anything inside my uterus could not get out. Who knows how long this was going on for, but one day I just got so sick that I had to be rushed to the emergency room. They had no idea what was wrong and did exploratory laparascopic surgery. They did an emergency appendectomy and they saw the infection in my fallopian tube and uterus and found that my cervix fused closed. I was really, really sick and spent 4 nights in the hospital. I needed tons of antibiotics to get over the infection.
They said I would have to now have a hysterectomy because now that I have had that infection it will always have the ability to come back.
So here I am now going into surgery because of the fact that the doctors basically had no idea what long term use of testosterone does to the reproductive system! DUH!! But I listened to my doctors. Well, that is why I am documenting this procedure for the benefit of others. So they do not have to go through this horrible experience as well.
I always said that there was no reason to get a hysterectomy. Well now I am saying something different. I don’t think you need to do it right away, but if you plan on staying on testosterone longer than 5 years, I would recommend looking into getting this done just to eliminate the chance of this happening to you.
One other thing, they found some lesions on my cervix, so now they have to do a biopsy during the surgery. If the lesions are malignant then they cannot do a laparoscopy to remove the uterus through my Vagina—they would have to do an open procedure.
I know everyone is super excited about new mega pokemon but I wish they also made some new normal evolutions too…
I wanted to make Altaria’s cloud wings look like they emit light, not sure if it worked?
mega fuzzbut confirmed
do you ever wonder which people in your life have used you as their “gay friend” in an argument?
there r so few positive portrayals of non-feminine women in the media *in general*, i have no idea what makes people think that there is some sort of tomboy hero epidemic
reblogging again, because this really reminds me of straights saying “there’s a gay dude on every show these days” while rolling their eyes as if that was
a) true and
People will see ONE gnc woman and dream up an invasion, because the number of gnc women they saw just increased 100% (from zero to one)