How prevalent was transgenderism, hermophidates, gender disorders, and homosexuality before modern times? Do we have more gender bending going on because it is more accepted or because we have more people, or are people made that way? Are people made that way or is it all in their heads from some trauma?
From a biological and anthropological view point real physical factors create gender bending in several forms and are natural consequences of certain stressors in our environment. We believe there are real physiological causes behind transgenderism. That does not mean there are never any cases of other causes but there are physical reasons namely caused by hormones that can create not only a mental feeling of being the opposite sex but also real physiological changes.
The study of population control via breeding patterns is called Population Dynamics. The sex hormones, insulin and cortisol are all involved in the urge to mate as it relates to population dynamics.
Did you know that all fetuses start out as female? At around nine weeks the Y chromosome turns some of the fetuses into boys.
Boys X and Y chromosomes
Girls X and X chromosomes
Did you know mothers under stress can turn their boy babies into girl babies in utero? This is not some theory, this is a proven scientific fact. The amount of testosterone in the mother’s uterus can turn a boy baby with XY into a baby girl by affecting hormone receptors and body and brain architecture. The baby girl can be born not XX but XY and still look and act like a girl.
These girls will be assumed to be 100% XX and no one will know or discover the little girl is a little boy genetically until puberty starts and sometimes later in life. Missed periods, because she has no ovaries and uterus, and has a blind vagina with small testicles inside her abdomen. The testosterone from her tiny testes that, at week nine in utero, should have turned the fetuses into a boy went unread by the androgen receptors.
What is happening and why? Stress on the mother whether it is physical, mental, emotional, light or food promotes testosterone and soaks her body in high cortisol. The cortisol makes mom insulin resistant, which mobilizes blood sugar and takes away her 21-hydroxylase. Because mom has very high testosterone saturating her body and her baby, this makes the baby boy’s androgen receptors retreat. This leaves only the estrogen receptors in the little boy’s body working or a form of testosterone resistance. This works in the same way that insulin resistance happens. Too much insulin floods the body, so they body makes the insulin receptors resist attempts of insulin to get blood sugar into the cell.
The first level of stress can cause boys to be homosexual or to feel they were born the wrong sex and are actually females trapped in a man’s body. These boys got enough cortisol and testosterone in utero to make architectural changes in their brains. Being gay or feeling one is the opposite gender makes you an unlikely reproducer. There was a large increase in homosexuality after the stress of World War II. Mothers who were left during the war and were pregnant had to care for themselves in a vulnerable time. Just as career women who delay childbirth until later in life often have already developed some form of metabolic syndrome, high cortisol and high testosterone.
The second level of stress increases androgen resistance in baby boys and some of them become tall, large breasted women with little or no body hair, many of them go on to become fashion models. These are the XY boy-girls who have no uterus and ovaries but still look 100% female but cannot reproduce. These XY females receive little or no androgens so they are highly estrogenized and seem extremely female.
Both of these scenarios serve the function of cutting back on the population during times of stress. So while you may not be born as an XY looking female, you can very well have had enough cortisol and testosterone saturation to cause brain architectural changes.
Article From Real Customer – Submitted: June 6th, 2010
Yesterday was a bad day for me. As a T-girl who is just starting out, I am doing a lot of research online to help prepare me for the upcoming changes in my life. These changes have been long, long awaited! I don’t mind telling you that because I feared the judgment of others, I kept silent. I kept this from my parents, siblings and friends. So for 48 years I have lived for others and not for myself. But, no more.
Yesterday, during my research, I was on YouTube searching videos of those who are in transition. I came up on a young (25 yr old) who has been on HRT for 12-14 months. I started crying and I couldn’t stop. I cried for all those lost years, wasted years. If I had only spoken up, I might have gotten the help I needed then, that I’m finally getting now. I hope that I’m not too late to enjoy being a female.
Doing little things help, like getting a manicure/pedicure I did last week and I don’t want to cut these beautiful nails! Yesterday, after my cry session, I went to the salon that did my manicure and had the lady there wax my back and chest. It feels wonderful. Although I’ve only been on Transfemme since May13, 23 days, I believe I look like I have breasts! Thank you for listening, I will continue to post more of my results.
“Hello I am a 56 year old transgendered female stuck in a male body. I have been trying to deny my true self for too long. I recently was diagnosed with GID. They recommend I begin transition ASAP. I have many medical issues and the doctors worry about hormone treatment. I wonder if your program might be a more prudent choice? I have high blood pressure, sleep apnea, severe allergies, diabetes, type II. Please advise me if your program will help?
Obviously you have a complicated case with multiple parts of your endocrine system failing. Diabetes, hypoglycemia, probably: adrenal-pituitary communication failure, testosterone deficiency, thyroid dysfunction. GID and your health problems in my opinion are in conflict with each other, as the treatment to be female and the health issues are opposed.
We are not medical doctors and can not give you medical advice. I can say feminizing your body will risk exacerbating your pre-existing conditions. I don’t think it matters if you use Transfemme or another treatment, either way there are risks; using our product is probably the lesser of the evils but still a risk.
The question is: how much suffering do you go through being trapped as a male and will taking steps to be female give you enough of a mental health benefit to make the benefits outweigh the risks? These are the kinds of decisions only you and your doctors can make.
I would ask myself how happy or unhappy am I the way I am and do I want to spend my remaining years feminizing or stuck as a male? If the feminizing sped up your demise, is that ok if….. you get to feel better as a female or becoming a female? Is it ok if you are not perfectly female, just in transition? Will it satisfy you to be on the journey rather than at the destination? You have to figure out where the balance is for you? A lot of our customers feel satisfied to be on the journey and to wear female clothes and see female changes happening, even though they are not perfectly female looking in all ways yet.
I think the key to doing this is to feel happy with oneself once you make a decision and enjoy the journey. If you can’t be happy on the journey and will only feel happy being 100% female then you need more therapy because the fact is you were born in a male body and that is life. You have to accept yourself and the facts the way they are and embrace your decision and your process joyfully. If you can have a good time and enjoy your life while transitioning, (which is a lot of work) then it would be worth while to find a doctor who can help you with the health issues while transitioning.
I feel being at peace with who you are on the inside is important. Accepting that the outside is what it is and you will do what you can do to change it, but at the same time being accepting and gentle with yourself is a key. We all have limited time here on earth, endeavor to have as many happy days as you can and love yourself as you are, a male trapped in a female body. The male body is just the outside covering who you really are.
There are a lot of transgendered people and support groups were you can meet others like you. We also have a forum where you can meet other T girls and make some friends to share your feelings and experiences with. The good news is we hear from a lot of our T girls and they are happy transitioning, I hope you can feel the same.
Article From Real Customer – Submitted: July 19th, 2010
“What I didn’t know from the beginning, is that I should have taken more than 2 caps every day to feminize my body. When I ordered the second time I got the advice that men have to take 8 pills per day if they want maximum M to F feminization results.
If M to F T-girls have to be on the male breast enlargement pills for at least one year, with 6 or even 8 pills per day, maybe the 2 bottles, I will order now, will not make any progress anyway, maybe not even 3 bottles? And what does it mean to be on one year? Are my breasts not growing before one years time or is the progress completed after one year ( several cup sizes ) ? I know also that it works different for different people.
Is it OK to order the 270 now and should I go with the 6 pills per day or should I take 8 caps ?
What is the gap between the orders doing?
I feel tension now and then, even now, when I do not take any Transfemme pills.
My male breast size is still a A-cup size but they are rounder and more feminine looking.
What is your advice ?”
Our advice is… you have no idea what is happening without blood work showing your estrogen and testosterone levels, both before and during using the male breast enlargement hormone pills. Blood work shows the real feminization, M to F that is occurring at a cellular and hormonal level, which you can not see with your eyes yet.
While some men are more effeminate and grow breasts fast, other men are simply men and require a heavy hammer to force feminization to their body. Every feminization process is different and you are forcing your body to feminize which is something unnatural. There is no rule about how much you will grow, in what amount of time, or when you will stop growing or transforming.
Becoming/transforming from male to female is a big time and money commitment, no matter how you do it.
You have decided to become feminized, this is a commitment and you will have to be patient. We recommend you join our transsexual / transgender forum support group and talk to other T- girls who are growing. They can be a support system for you.
To be most effective, we recommend male to female breast pills for an extended period of time. Higher amounts of M to F pills you take the better it will work. Some transsexual males to females are lucky and they grow on smaller amounts of pills, but that is not common.
Our website clearly states we recommend you take (8) eight pills per day for the best feminization and male to female breast growth results.
The longer you use the male breast pills, the more your body will feminize. You have to remember you have been a man your whole life. Just because some men get feminine quickly, does not mean every single male customer will have the same quick results. You may also see other changes like male pattern baldness goes away and your hips and areola get larger like a female.
We recommend you order right before you run out of pills, although a short break of a week without make breast pills will usually have an effect. There is no need to panic if you go without the feminization hormone pills for a short time, as you noticed you still feel results occurring internally even when you are not on the male breast feminization pills.
A beautiful voice completes your journey from Male to Female. Male to Female Voice Phonoplasty is a procedure that changes the voice of a male into a female voice in order to help establish your sexual identity. After all the work you have done to achieve a feminine appearance your voice will round out your look and make you seem that you were born in a female body.
Women have higher pitched voices than men because of the frequency and resonance caused by the size of the larynx, throat and mouth. A male voice generally ranges from 100-150 Hz and female voices range from 170-220 Hertz. Men produce low voices because they have bigger chambers of the throat and mouth. This can be changed by a trained medical doctor who performs surgery altering the larynx, pharynx, and the chambers which produce the vocal sound. Your male sounding voice can be altered permanently to a female sounding voice.
There are 5 major methods used for Male to Female Voice Phonoplasty.
1. Cricothyrodiopexy: Cricothyroidiopexy was in the favor surgery from 1983 and 1990. It works by pulling the cricoid and thyroid cartilages forward to a fixed position. It is considered safe because it does not require cutting of the vocal folds. However, it is not being used a lot in United States because it requires an incision in the neck and does not provide long-term satisfaction.
2. Laser assisted thyro-arytenoid muscle resection: This surgery was proposed by the French otolaryngologist Dr. Jean Avitol in 1995, laser assisted thyroarytenoid muscle resection uses a laryngoscope to expose the vocal folds, and reduce the size of the thyroarytenoid, and raise the voice frequency by increasing the tension of the operated area. The advantages are that it is done through endoscope and does not leave a scar in the neck. However, it has limitations in raising the pitch of a very high-pitched voice.
3. Laser assisted voice adjustment: LAVA: Dr. Lisa Orloff of the University of California introduced this surgical method of vaporizing only the mucous membrane of the vocal folds that cause the biggest waves using a laser under endoscope. Thus, it strengthens the mucosal wave the vaporized membranes produce a scar while recovering, and increases the tension of the vocal folds. The advantages are that it is done through endoscope and does not leave a scar on the neck. The disadvantages are that it requires a long recovery period and there are limitations in the increase of voice frequency.
4. Vocal fold shortening: This is a method that raises the voice frequency by shortening the frontal vibrating part of the vocal folds. Dr. Gross has reported in 1999 that the fundamental frequency of a voice had increased up to 201 Hz, and there was an average increase of 81Hz. This surgery can be done under endoscope without incising the neck, and it has brought very satisfactory results in long-term observations. However, it is not available for every patient. This method is currently the most widely for transsexual phonoplasty, and is bringing very satisfactory results when performed with other feminizing medical treatments.
5. Thyroid cartilage and vocal fold reduction: Proposed in 2000, this method incises the anterior part of the thyroid cartilage and reduces the vocal folds. It is available for males with very thick masculine voices and big thyroid cartilages, and it is very effective in getting high-pitches! However, if the vocal folds are excessively incised, it is difficult for the voice to recover.
As you can see there are various methods that can be used for transsexual phonoplasty. However, you need to first check the larynx, the vocal folds, the vocal membrane wave and the movement of the vocal folds through laryngeal stroboscopy. After a general voice check-up, it is important to predict the best voice condition and select the appropriate surgical method. It is very dangerous to perform this type of surgery without checking your voice condition first. A previous check-up must be done to predict the maximum voice condition you will be able to produce and to select the most beneficial surgical technique for your particular case.
Your voice quality is determined by your larynx, the condition of your vocal folds, the chambers of your throat and mouth, and your lips. The vocal folds, larynx, and the chambers of the throat play the most important role in creating the voice quality and timbre. Everyone will have different results based on their genetic limitation, the type of surgery they chose and who performs the surgery, along with the other treatment options used for overall feminization.
Transsexual women have the structures and the chamber of a man, if their fundamental frequency has been raised through vocal fold surgery, the voice becomes neuter as it passes through the chamber. However, the timbre (the resonance) can be modified through vocal treatments and voice rehabilitation by altering as the features of the chamber are self-changeable. When performed with the change in fundamental frequency, it is possible to produce a low sounding feminine voice.
The voice feminization therapy must be provided by skilled medical professionals at a facility where surgical vocal treatments are normally performed. You cannot be assured of getting great results by someone with little experience in peforming voice surgery specifically for transgender people. Your voice feminization therapy should be provided by an experienced voice specialist under an accurate diagnosis.