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.
In response to your question. I am a board certified ob/gyn in Amsterdam. I moved to Amsterdam 6 years ago from America. I would tell you this. If you came to my office first understand that I would in fact sonnogram you first 60% of the female transgender population is intersex or has vaginal ambiguity an clitorimegaly or an oversized clitoris. Than I'd medicate you accordingly. Now truly understand in 1954 in Amsterdam scientists discovered that in fact transgender individuals are in fact intersex or what's known as true hermaphroditism. Same thing the usa found out in 55-58 when they did extensive research on gender. In 2003 the world health Journal an organization recognized publicly for the first time announcing all transgender individuals are in fact intersex. I would tell any girl transitioning that bovine ovary isn't the norm in traditional medicine but it will increase growth hormones an prolactin.
I would take 4 bovine ovary, 4 lactoferrin, 4 prilosec otc, I'd give you as well 2 soy lecithin the main ingredient in prometrium progesterone as well as injections of 200mgs progynon, 150mgs depot provera an also suggest 1200 mgs licorice root an 100mgs b-1 I'd also tell you to get on a combination of a diabetic an Mediterranean diet an I'd have you medicated for 2 yrs while we also did therapy an looked for you a surgeon. I'd discuss who pays for surgery. Which Dr I recommend an I'd explain to you the truth on human genetics an hrt. The truth most Dr's refuse to let any patient know. That would be what I'd do for 2 yrs. I'd also than after surgery give you 50mgs progynon an keep giving you 150mgs depot provera. Rest I'd keep at the dosage I gave you originally. First though I'd sonnogram you. Most women in the beginning stages of transition don't realize that 60% of the transgender population actually can give birth an are intersex or a girl with a genital birth defect rest are true hermaphroditism's. I do advocate at my practice for the need to sonnogram each an every baby born into this world 0% of the human population no matter which country you live in will never know the true gender of their baby if they don't have them first pelvic ct scanned. This would be my suggestion to any girl 3 to 100, an says I want to transition.
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