The effect of hormonal treatment on the voice perception in transgender people

Background

The first two authors contributed equally to this work.As voice is a salient factor in perception of gender by society and has a significant psychosocial impact on transgender persons, it is important to measure a client’s... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The first aim was to examine if voice perception changes occur during cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) and if so, when these changes happen. The second aim was to study if a change of testosterone levels (as a result of the... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

In this longitudinal prospective study the corresponding Transsexual Voice Questionnaire (TVQc) was used to evaluate transgender persons’ voice perception. This is a questionnaire based on the validated 30 item Transsexual... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Trans menBetween 0 and 3 months of CSHT an improvement of factor ‘anxiety and avoidance’ (Mean=-3, p=0.001) and factor ‘gender identity’ (Mean=-5, p=0.000) was seen. Similar results were described between 0 and 12... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Trans menBetween 0 and 3 months of CSHT an improvement of factor ‘anxiety and avoidance’ (Mean=-3, p=0.001) and factor ‘gender identity’ (Mean=-5, p=0.000) was seen. Similar results were described between 0 and 12... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

In this prospective study we show that voice perception is improving during CSHT in trans men and in trans women. Even more, in trans men there is a directly predictive linear correlation between the increasing testosterone... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Charlotte Bultynck (Ghent University), Charlotte Pas (Ghent University), Guy T'Sjoen (Ghent University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent), Marjan Cosyns (Ghent University Hospital, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Ghent), Justine Defreyne (Ghent University)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Voice and communication

Session

OS-1E » Voice & Communication I (14:00 - Thursday, 6th April, Adriatic)

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