Forcing someone to take female hormones is a form of medical abuse. It can have serious physical and psychological consequences, including:
⦁ Physical changes: Female hormones can cause a number of physical changes in a person’s body, including breast development, menstruation, and changes in body fat distribution. These changes can be irreversible, even if the person stops taking the hormones.
⦁ Psychological changes: Female hormones can also cause a number of psychological changes, such as mood swings, anxiety, and depression. These changes can be severe and can lead to suicidal thoughts.
⦁ Social stigma: Being forced to take female hormones can also lead to social stigma. The person may be discriminated against and may face harassment or violence.
If you or someone you know is being forced to take female hormones, it is important to seek help. You can contact a local LGBTQ+ organization or a mental health professional. There are also resources available online, such as the Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline.
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
⦁ The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.
⦁ Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to transgender people.
⦁ The National Center for Transgender Equality: https://transequality.org/: Provides resources and information on transgender rights and advocacy.
⦁ The Human Rights Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/: Provides resources and information on LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.