Q:

What happens when a man takes female hormones?

A:

Quick Answer

Men who regularly take estrogen notice that their skin becomes softer, and the amount of body hair that they have decreases. The breasts enlarge slightly, and the testes decrease in size. The size of the waist decreases, and the hips, thighs and buttocks become bigger, according to Michele O'Mara, Ph.D.

Know More

Full Answer

Estrogen causes the hips, thighs and buttocks to gain fat deposits, and the tendency for fat to gather around the stomach lessens. Along with testes and penis size, the prostate diminishes in size from taking both estrogen and a medication called finasteride. Testosterone and sperm production are also greatly reduced, reports Michele O'Mara, Ph.D.

Long-term use of estrogen and similar medications possibly cause infertility that is permanent in some cases. The ability to achieve and maintain an erection is often greatly reduced. The voice is not altered by taking hormone medication.

Ejaculate becomes less; sometimes it is only a small, clear amount of discharge due to the shrinking of the prostate. This does not mean that there is no orgasm. Many transgender females report improved feelings of orgasms.

The size of breast tissue varies as it does in genetic females. It is rare to see anything larger then a B-cup size after two years.

Learn more about Vitamins & Supplements
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the highest ranking vitamin C supplements available?

    A:

    The products with the highest amounts of overall vitamins (including vitamin C) are Garden of Life Vitamin Code for Men, Garden of Life Code Perfect Weight and Nature's Way Alive Max Potency Multivitamins, according to Labdoor tests. It should be noted, however, that the amounts actually present in the products were found to be less than claimed by the products themselves.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the benefits of iodine supplements?

    A:

    Iodine supplements can help support the normal function of the thyroid, which is a gland located in the neck that produces the hormones that control the rate of many bodily activities. Iodine can also be applied to the skin to kill bacteria, prevent mouth sores caused by chemotherapy, and treat diabetic skin ulcers. While iodine has many health benefits, high doses can have adverse health effects, notes WebMD.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you treat acne?

    A:

    Acne is treated both with medications applied to the skin, such as retinoids, antibiotics and dapsone, and oral medications, such as hormones, hormone blockers, antibiotics and isotretinoin, according to Mayo Clinic. Therapies such as light therapy, chemical peels, mechanical extraction of lesion contents and steroid injections are also sometimes helpful.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What happens when you do not get enough magnesium?

    A:

    People who do not get enough magnesium can develop osteoporosis, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The center states that low levels of magnesium may also play a role in the development of asthma, high blood pressure and cardiac abnormalities.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore