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Transgender HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Tutera has been helping transgender patients live as their true and authentic selves with bio-identical HRT pellet therapy since the mid 1990’s. This natural approach is more identical to the body’s own hormone delivery system, leading to more effective results, with fewer side-effects and risks than synthetic hormones.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) For Transgender Patients

A transgender person has often faced a long struggle to reconcile their inner identity with their outer body. Facing so many challenges and decisions, it is important to understand the pros and cons of various hormone replacement therapies (HRT). We have helped thousands of transgender individuals across the United States who require HRT during and after transition. Bio-identical hormone therapy naturally and safely provides the required hormones for transition, aligning the patient’s sexual characteristics with their gender identity.

SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone therapy is effective whether the goal of hormone treatment is feminization or masculinization. In other words, BHRT can be used for male-to-female or female-to-male transition.

Because hormone therapy is a lifetime commitment for transgender individuals, most patients desire a natural therapeutic solution, that is safe and effective for long-term use without dangerous side effects. SottoPelle® HRT pellets are 100% natural, administered by physicians, and based in science – for the safest and most effective results during and after your transition.

Daily pills, painful shots, conspicuous patches, and messy creams and gels are not practical for a long-term solution. In addition to being a constant hassle, these antiquated hormone delivery methods do not promote natural quality in your true identity and lifestyle. But bioidentical hormone therapy pellets only need to be inserted once every four to six months in a quick 10 minute procedure.

In addition to being safer and more natural, bioidentical HRT pellets are much simpler, more effective and offer greater consistency of delivery. Every treatment is customized for the individual transgender patient’s unique hormone balancing needs – and we monitor any potential health risks closely – working in tandem with you and your other participating physicians.

Transgender HRT: The Challenge

There are many choices when it comes to hormone replacement methods. The challenge is finding one that will make your transition easier, and also can maintain hormonal balance for a lifetime – safely, easily and without side-effects. There needs to be continuous and ongoing low dosage of hormone delivered as the body requires it. Release of testosterone and/or estradiol directly into the blood-stream, bypassing the gastrointestinal system and liver is preferred. SottoPelle®bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are consistently proven more effective than oral, injected, or topical methods with regard to sexual function, mood and cognitive function, metabolic function, bone density, urinary, prostate and vaginal problems, lipid profiles, breast health and hormone ratios. BHRT pellets are a solution that has long lasting results, with NO daily maintenance, and NO dangerous side-effects from long-term use.

Transgender HRT: The Solution

SottoPelle® uses the most reliable hormone delivery system available – long-lasting, time released pellet implants. Our proprietary personalized dosing system is based in science, not guesswork. This enables SottoPelle® physicians to precisely determine the proper low dosage of bioidenticals for you as a transgender individual. We use a time proven insertion method to assure a consistent steady delivery of testosterone and/or estradiol, 24/7. We’ve been doing this a lot longer than most, with 25+ years of experience, we understand exactly what it takes to create a healthy state of balance and well-being for you. Remember, not all hormone or pellet therapies are alike or work well. It takes consistent hormonal balance to sustain a healthy body and support your health as you transition and thereafter.

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I have been with Tutera for several years now and had my first appointment with Dr. Jeff Dean this week. He was great to work with and one of the most affable doctor I’ve ever gone to. He made the visit fun and his personality was extremely calming.

Transgender Patient Testimonials

“I would definitely recommend SottoPelle® too other transgirls in my situation. I have a horrible phobia of needles. Despite this I was doing self-administered intramuscular injections into my leg every week for almost 2 years. Which for me was pretty much agony. Then a friend of mine who has lived in the area a while told me about SottoPelle. Going in a few times a year for implants as opposed to needing to keep up with -painful weekly injections is kind of a no brainer for me. Pellets also seem to have leveled the “emotional roller-coaster” that is typically associated with being on hormones for me immensely. Aside from going in 2 or 3 times a year for another round of “pellets”, and writing this testimony I hardly ever even think about being on hormones anymore. Which is exactly what I wanted. Lastly, these people are all extremely trans friendly. Every single person, I have encountered there has been outstanding, and totally 100% accommodating.”

RS 2016

“I am so happy to have found SottoPelle® therapy. The treatment is easy and simple. I don’t have to worry about everyday maintenance like I would with shots or other methods. This hormone therapy is an important part of my journey; allowing me to life my live to its fullest. My self-esteem has increase and my anxiety and depression have decreased. I love the providers and staff at SottoPelle®. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.”

Paige B. 2016

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