a major sex hormone produced by the human body, that affects female appearance and sexual development in profound ways, such as those that develop during puberty (secondary sex characteristics).
With transgender and gender non conforming individuals, puberty blockers may be prescribed to prevent the related changes in puberty caused by estrogen in those assigned female at birth. Feminising Hormone Therapy will increase the level of estrogen; Masculinising Hormone Therapy will increase the level of testosterone whilst blocking estrogen hormones.
Originally published: 31st December, 2020
Last modified: 31st December, 2020