Multistep treatment concept of transsexual patients.

Multistep treatment concept of transsexual patients.


Schlatterer K, von Werder K, Stalla GK.
Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Dept. Endocrinology,
Munchen, Germany.
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Here we present a pragmatic multistep approach for the treatment of transsexual patients. The importance of an individually designed cross-gender hormone replacement therapy embedded in a multidisciplinary treatment concept, provided by psychiatrists, endocrinologists and surgeons, is demonstrated. Following this concept outcome of therapy has been improved in the last years.

Over the last 5 years we have gained substantial experience in the cross-gender hormone treatment of transsexual patients. By continuous follow-up examinations and therapy adjustment the risk of side effects accompanying this therapy has been significantly minimized.

This report is designed as a guideline to the clinical endocrinologist for the handling and treatment of transsexual patients.


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