Reuters Health - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests. For this type of transition, hormone therapy consists of both anti-androgens to block the activity of male sex hormones and curb male characteristics as well as estrogens to encourage breast development and feminization. Only 21 of the trans women attained a bra size of an A cup or larger after one year of hormone therapy, the study found. To assess breast growth, researchers measured the circumference of the chest underneath the breasts and at the largest part of the breasts. The difference between these two measurements can be used to determine breast growth and bra sizes. After one year on hormones, the average difference increased to 7.
Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones
Transgender youth - Wikipedia
Transgender youth are children or adolescents who do not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Because transgender youth are usually dependent on their parents for care, shelter, financial support, and other needs, and because most doctors are reluctant to provide medical treatments to them, transgender youth face different challenges compared to adults. Transgender issues manifest at different times in life in different individuals. In most cases of gender dysphoria , the condition is often apparent in early childhood, when such a child may express behavior in-congruent with and dissatisfaction related to their assigned gender. However, many of these children experience rejection as a result of their differences and quickly attempt to repress them.
Lilith Carroll, 34, said that she was ordered by male staff to remove her bra, leaving her shivering and clutching at her exposed chest. She was travelling from London to Dublin when she set the metal detector off as she was going through departures. After being body searched by a male staff member, who according to Lilith ran his hands along her breasts, she claims she was made to go through a more invasive check. Taking to Twitter she wrote: "I had a terribly traumatic experience going through security before my flight from Luton to Dublin.
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