On this page, I will give you as much information about hormones as I possibly can without acting as a medical professional. I maintain that if you are looking into Hormone Replacement Therapy the best thing you can do is seek proper medical attention.

There is always the question that is about “How long will it take?”. In fact, this is one of the questions I get asked a lot of the time. So I will give you a real quick look at timelines. Though I must stress that timelines are subject to change as each person’s body will react differently.

EffectExpected OnsetExpected Maximum Effect
Skin oiliness/acne1-6 months1-2 years
Facial/body hair growth3-6 months3-5 years
Scalp hair loss>12 monthsvariable
Increased muscle mass/strength6-12 months2-5 years
Body fat redistribution3-6 months2-5 years
Cessation of menses2-6 monthsn/a
Clitoral enlargement3-6 months1-2 years
Vaginal atrophy3-6 months1-2 years
Deepened voice3-12 months1-2 years
EffectsExpected OnsetExpected Maximum Effect
Body fat redistribution3-6 months2-5 years
Decreased muscle/mass strength3-6 months1-2 years
Softening of skin/decreased oiliness3-6 monthsunknown
Decreased libido1-3 months1-2 years
Decreased spontaneous erections1-3 months3-6 months
Male sexual dysfunctionvariablevariable
Breast growth3-6 months2-3 years
Decreased testicular volume3-6 months2-3 years
Decreased sperm productionvariablevariable
Thinning and slowed growth of body and facial hair6-12 months>3 years
Male pattern baldnessNo regrowth, loss stops 1-3 months1-2 years

This fantastic information was taken from a great website with a lot of information. I would like to thank Gender GP [Link]. I would suggest before you have unrealistic expectations that you have a look at the information that they have created.

In the Scholarly Articles section, there is an amazing article about the Assessment of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Requirements.

Purpose: There are currently no recommendations regarding the starting doses of hormone therapy for individuals with gender dysphoria. The purpose of this study was to assess the hormone dose needed to achieve target hormone levels in transgender men and transgender women, and whether body mass index (BMI) affects these doses.” **This information does not replace a medical professional.**

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