When a man takes estrogen as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it can lead to a variety of physical and emotional changes. It’s important to note that the effects of estrogen can vary from person to person, and individual experiences may differ.

Here are some common changes that may occur when a man takes estrogen:
⦁ Breast Development: Estrogen can stimulate breast growth, resulting in the development of breast tissue. The extent of breast development can vary, ranging from subtle to more pronounced changes.
⦁ Body Fat Redistribution: Estrogen can cause a redistribution of body fat, resulting in a more feminine distribution pattern. This can include increased fat deposits in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, and a reduction in abdominal fat.
⦁ Skin Changes: Estrogen can lead to changes in skin texture and appearance. It can make the skin softer, smoother, and more supple. Some individuals may also experience changes in oiliness or dryness of the skin.
⦁ Decreased Body Hair: Estrogen can lead to a reduction in body hair growth, particularly in areas such as the chest, back, and facial hair. However, it may not eliminate existing hair, and permanent hair removal methods may be required for desired results.
⦁ Muscle Mass and Strength: Estrogen can lead to a decrease in muscle mass and strength. This can result in a less muscular appearance, particularly in the upper body.
⦁ Emotional and Psychological Changes: Estrogen can influence emotional and psychological well-being. Some individuals may experience mood changes, such as increased emotional sensitivity or changes in mood stability.

It’s important to remember that taking estrogen as part of HRT is a medical decision that should be made in consultation with qualified healthcare professionals who specialize in transgender healthcare. They can assess your specific needs, monitor your hormone levels, and provide appropriate guidance and support throughout your transition journey.