I am interested in transitioning into a female from being male. I understand that its a huge irreversable thing that i am ready for. I know i need to take hormones to change but until i can find a doctor that i can go to frequently what would bovine ovary pills do? There has been some sight stating it has helped with the transition but i want a medical opinion. I have seen some bovine ovary group discussions where it has helped females be more feminine but what will it do for me? I currently cant see a doctor due to no coverage and my budget.
Look, it's not a medication to start with at all. The norm is a med (I will not tell you the name) to make your breasts grow naturally and suppresses male attributes (full changes are rare these days as some older transgender people regret it (I know one who is 73) and probably half a dozen others (There is not one that does not have a major personality disorder or sexual identity issue. None are happy, regardless of age). The absolute saddest one was a bit simple and had the full op and then asked when 'her' periods would start because 'she' badly wanted a baby. Don't do anything even remotely permanent before you have tried to live as a 'woman' 24 hrs a day for at least a year.
Rather than an outright negative comment about transition from male to female, I will say this:
If someone is undergoing transition from male to female with the assistance of a medical professional, she would usually be prescribed some form of estrogen therapy among other things. It is extremely unlikely that the doctor would prescribe bovine ovaries (or raw bovine ovarian glandular extracts, aka BO) as part of that process, because there are prescription medications that are much more specific and powerful than BO.
People who are not involving a medical practitioner might consider such things as raw bovine ovarian extracts as part of their path from male to female because they are denied any medications that are only available legally by prescription.
There is some evidence that raw bovine ovarian extracts increase the aromatization of testosterone into estrogen, especially when taken with antiandrogens (such as Saw Palmetto), which results in decreased testicle function and a change toward more a feminine appearance (skin, breasts, etc. Although most of the evidence is anecdotal, it is probably true but remember that what is true for one person (with all the individual things going on) is not guaranteed to be true for another person.
I urge you to go through a doctor at the earliest opportunity, because you will then be likely to have access to estrogen and other medications that will better help you transition from male to female.
Remember that there is such a thing as "informed consent". If that is open to you, with a nearby clinic together with some financial assistance, you may find it easier to get on the path of transition.
But I do understand if you feel that path is not open to you, and to do your own research, using as many sources of information as possible, to begin the path with the best knowledge about the way your own personal health and existing medication may be affected by whatever you decide to take.
Best wishes on your path.
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