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Transgender fitness. Male to female. Women tend to be more flexible than men. Will hormone replacement therapy also increase my flexibility?

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Dr. Quinn Austin-small
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Interesting question.
This is technically possible, due to effects on ligaments, BUT, the effect would likely be quite minimal. Try yoga or stretching band exercises- these will probably work better.

In brief: Not really

Interesting question.
This is technically possible, due to effects on ligaments, BUT, the effect would likely be quite minimal. Try yoga or stretching band exercises- these will probably work better.
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Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

The flexibility that females enjoy come from shallower hip sockets as well as improved ligament laxity.
.....i don’t think supplemental estrogen will help a lot with this

In brief: Depends

The flexibility that females enjoy come from shallower hip sockets as well as improved ligament laxity.
.....i don’t think supplemental estrogen will help a lot with this
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Lack of testosterone

will help. Did you have agonadectomy?

In brief: Lack of testosterone

will help. Did you have agonadectomy?
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Dr. Quinn Austin-small
Transwomen, even if they have had an orchiectomy, are still maintained on at least a small amount of testosterone generally. Blockers are used if no orchi has been done to suppress levels, while post-orchiectomy some testosterone may be given to retain muscle mass, metabolic functions, etc. But yes, I agree with Dr. Hoffman that folks assigned female at birth have some amount of pelvic advantage.
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