People are ‘microdosing’ hormones to be ‘nonbinary

People are ‘microdosing’ hormones to be ‘nonbinary

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Hormone microdosing is of growing interest to some nonbinary people … who want to masculinize or feminize their bodies in subtle ways. There is little research on the technique’s prevalence, but doctors who treat transgender and nonbinary people say the medical community should consider the needs of those who want to change their bodies without medically transitioning fully to the opposite gender.

“There’s this kind of assumption with transgender individuals that everyone should get surgery and everyone should get hormones to become as ‘male’ or ‘female’ as possible — and that’s simply not true,” said Dr. Tri Do, a medical director at HealthRIGHT 360 and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Nonbinary advocates are calling for a broader definition of medical transition as more Americans identify outside the gender binary. Fifty-six percent of “Generation Zers” — those born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s — report knowing someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns.

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