We have pages with information about the most commonly used medications in hormone replacement therapy for people who are changing things about their body linked to gender:
- GnRH agonists (“blockers”) which block the effects of oestrogen and testosterone
- spironolactone and cyproterone help block the effects of testostrone but often have more side effects
- anastrozole (an oestrogen blocker not normally used in the UK)
Useful PDFs about hormones
These PDFs have been produced by various organisations to provide information about hormones and how they are used.
Trans Health Factsheet on HormonesThe National LGB&T Partnership
Guidelines for the safe prescribing of treatments used in gender dysphoria for Trans MenSheffield Gender Identity Clinic
Guidelines for the safe prescribing of treatments used in gender dysphoria for Trans WomenSheffield Gender Identity Clinic
A guide to hormone therapy for trans peopleDepartment of Health
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