• Transgender men (people who were assigned female at birth but identify as men) will use testosterone treatment for their entire lives. 
  • The hormone gives transgender men traits such as a beard, stronger muscles and a deeper voice. 
  • Testosterone treatment can also have positive psychological effects on transgender men, such as easing feelings of gender dysphoria.

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Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.

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