Estrogen is an important part of many transgender women's transition process. While not everyone feels that they need to be on hormones (sometimes abbreviated to "mones"), taking estrogen and testosterone-blocking medications can help transgender women create the body they want — one that aligns with their true gender.
But, what actually happens when someone starts taking estrogen? We talked with Nathan Levitt, NP, a nurse practitioner at NYU Langone Health's transgender care program, to break down everything a trans woman who's interested in taking hormones can expect — from the first conversation with her doctor to how her body will change over time.
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