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Article: Transpeople, hormones, and health risks in southeast asia: A lao study

TitleTranspeople, hormones, and health risks in southeast asia: A lao study
Authors
KeywordsHormones
Laos
Transgenderism
Transwomen
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/19317611.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Sexual Health, 2009, v. 21 n. 1, p. 35-48 How to Cite?
AbstractCross-sex hormones, while often effective in producing some of the bodily changes desired by transpeople, may also involve harmful side-effect risks, especially when used against contraindications and precautions, and in the wrong dosages. Same-sex hormones blockers (interrupting the person's own sex hormone production) may also have potential side effects. Yet there is evidence from Southeast Asia that transpeople commonly use hormones of both types without any medical supervision, often unaware of the risks at which they put themselves. This report, employing a sample of Lao transwomen, examines the degree to which participants using hormones seek out medical advice regarding their use, as well as examining participants' knowledge and experience of hormone effects and side effects. The results suggest that as few as one in eight of those using hormones consulted medical professionals about doing so, instead most often relying on friends for advice. Though all who took hormones were aware of the positive effects they were having on their bodies, only half knew of any possible side effects, with only one in ten able to list any of the more serious (potentially life-threatening) effects. Around a half who took hormones had stopped doing so within six years of first taking them, nine out of ten citing unwanted or unhealthy side effects. The implications for transgender health care are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60111
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.729
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.437
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dc.contributor.authorDoussantousse, Sen_HK
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dc.identifier.issn1931-7611en_HK
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dc.description.abstractCross-sex hormones, while often effective in producing some of the bodily changes desired by transpeople, may also involve harmful side-effect risks, especially when used against contraindications and precautions, and in the wrong dosages. Same-sex hormones blockers (interrupting the person's own sex hormone production) may also have potential side effects. Yet there is evidence from Southeast Asia that transpeople commonly use hormones of both types without any medical supervision, often unaware of the risks at which they put themselves. This report, employing a sample of Lao transwomen, examines the degree to which participants using hormones seek out medical advice regarding their use, as well as examining participants' knowledge and experience of hormone effects and side effects. The results suggest that as few as one in eight of those using hormones consulted medical professionals about doing so, instead most often relying on friends for advice. Though all who took hormones were aware of the positive effects they were having on their bodies, only half knew of any possible side effects, with only one in ten able to list any of the more serious (potentially life-threatening) effects. Around a half who took hormones had stopped doing so within six years of first taking them, nine out of ten citing unwanted or unhealthy side effects. The implications for transgender health care are discussed.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of Sexual Health. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectHormonesen_HK
dc.subjectLaosen_HK
dc.subjectTransgenderismen_HK
dc.subjectTranswomenen_HK
dc.titleTranspeople, hormones, and health risks in southeast asia: A lao studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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