Gender dysphoria is a medical condition. More importantly, it is one where the body and mind are separate. But there is a way that many transgender individuals have been able to bridge that gap between their gender identity and their physical body: HRT. Hormone replacement therapy. It is as ingrained in the trans world as anything. While not everyone chooses this route, it is certainly an important and monumental step for a trans individual. This episode looks at what HRT is and how it affects transgender people, both FtM and MtF.
The episode begins by first addressing the question on everyone's mind: what is HRT? At its core, what is it? We then look at the different methods and results of HRT, both for FtM and MtF individuals. There are key differences between the two, obviously, and each comes with both rewards and risks. We then look at how trans individuals are able to start HRT and the obstacles that might be in their way. This is not a step that is taken lightly. HRT is life-changing. But for trans individuals, it can be the very step that changes their life for the better, bringing their body and their identity into harmony.
Trigger warning: This podcast contains discussions of medical issues and transphobia.
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