Introduction: To date no standardized hormonal treatment protocols for non-binary transgender individuals have been described in the literature and there is a lack of data regarding their efficacy and safety. Objectives: To suggest possible treatment strategies for non-binary transgender individuals with non-standardized requests and to emphasize the importance of a personalized clinical approach. Methods: A narrative review of pertinent literature on gender-affirming hormonal treatment in transgender persons was performed using PubMed. Results: New hormonal treatment regimens outside those reported in current guidelines should be considered for non-binary transgender individuals, in order to improve psychological well-being and quality of life. In the present review we suggested the use of hormonal and non-hormonal compounds, which-based on their mechanism of action-could be used in these cases depending on clients' requests. Conclusion: Requests for an individualized hormonal treatment in non-binary transgender individuals represent a future challenge for professionals managing transgender health care. For each case, clinicians should balance the benefits and risks of a personalized non-standardized treatment, actively involving the person in decisions regarding hormonal treatment.

Hormonal Treatment Strategies Tailored to Non-Binary Transgender Individuals / Carlotta Cocchetti , Jiska Ristori, Alessia Romani , Mario Maggi, Alessandra Daphne Fisher. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2240-0109. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:(2020), pp. E1609-E1609. [10.3390/jcm9061609]

Hormonal Treatment Strategies Tailored to Non-Binary Transgender Individuals

Carlotta Cocchetti;Jiska Ristori;Mario Maggi;Alessandra Daphne Fisher
2020

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Introduction: To date no standardized hormonal treatment protocols for non-binary transgender individuals have been described in the literature and there is a lack of data regarding their efficacy and safety. Objectives: To suggest possible treatment strategies for non-binary transgender individuals with non-standardized requests and to emphasize the importance of a personalized clinical approach. Methods: A narrative review of pertinent literature on gender-affirming hormonal treatment in transgender persons was performed using PubMed. Results: New hormonal treatment regimens outside those reported in current guidelines should be considered for non-binary transgender individuals, in order to improve psychological well-being and quality of life. In the present review we suggested the use of hormonal and non-hormonal compounds, which-based on their mechanism of action-could be used in these cases depending on clients' requests. Conclusion: Requests for an individualized hormonal treatment in non-binary transgender individuals represent a future challenge for professionals managing transgender health care. For each case, clinicians should balance the benefits and risks of a personalized non-standardized treatment, actively involving the person in decisions regarding hormonal treatment.
2020
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E1609
E1609
Goal 3: Good health and well-being for people
Carlotta Cocchetti , Jiska Ristori, Alessia Romani , Mario Maggi, Alessandra Daphne Fisher
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