A 19-year-old female asked:
What will happen to sperm if a man(transsexual) takesfemale hormone(estrogen)? does the sperm lose all functions? is that a barrier to be able to have a baby?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Urology 23 years experience
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Helpful Fact Sheet: See the fact sheet "reproductive options for trans people" from rainbowhealthontario.Ca specifically, check the section "fertility preservation for transpersons who produce sperm" here: http://bit.Ly/1axxbzq here's an excerpt: "testicular volume is greatly reduced by long-term estrogen use, impacting the maturation and motility of sperm." know your options for having a baby using your sperm.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Bank sperm: When I prescribe estrogen for my clients who are transitioning from male to female, I recommend that they bank sperm in advance. Taking estrogen tends to reduce erections and ejaculatory fluid. (Don't count on this for contraception, though!) I also recommend that clients who are transitioning to male consider egg harvesting in advance. Keeping options open is a good thing! LGromko MD
3.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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