Transitioning Transgender: Investigating the Important Aspects of the Transition: A Brief Report

Lydia A. Fein, Christopher Salgado, Clara Villalba Alvarez, Christopher Estes

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The purpose of this study is to identify important aspects of the transition to facilitate decision-making and improved care for transgender patients by transition-care providers. A survey was used to identify transition aspects deemed significant by transgender persons. Among transgender women, the most important transition elements were legal gender change, hormone therapy, breast augmentation, frontal bone setback, and removal of body hair, and among transgender men, change of dress/clothing, name and legal gender change, speech therapy, hormone therapy, chest reconstruction and breast binding. This information is useful to physicians as they care for transgender patients to better offer transition-related counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
StateAccepted/In press - Nov 28 2016



  • female-to-male
  • male-to-female
  • Transgender
  • transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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