Hormone therapy for transgender patients

Hormone therapy is a medical intervention for many transgender and non-binary individuals. The goal of bioidentical hormone therapy is to align secondary sex characteristics to reduce psychological and emotional distress associated with gender dysphoria and facilitate improved psychological and social functioning.

Although there are risks associated with taking feminizing/ virilizing medications, when prescribed appropriately, they can greatly improve the mental health and quality of life of transgender and non-binary patients.

In addition to inducing physical changes, the use of feminizing/ virilizing hormones is itself an affirmation of gender identity and therefore a powerful incentive for my patients.

Several hormone formulations can be adapted to the needs of patients, which include either:

  • feminizing hormone therapy: estrogens +/- anti-androgens;
  • masculinizing hormone therapy: androgens.

Dr. Gabrielle Landry has been working with the LGBTQ+ community for many years, having originally beginning her practice at Clinique Médicale l’Actuel. She advocates self-acceptance and supports her patients throughout the transition process with a holistic approach that aims for overall wellness, while facilitating the passage of this important period in their lives.

A consultation with Dr. Landry does not require a prior referral from a psychologist, physician or psychiatrist. Dr. Landry’s experience allows her to assess the needs of her patients and initiate hormone therapy after an informed consent discussion to facilitate access to care as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The decision to initiate hormone therapy is a collaborative and individualized decision between Dr. Landry and her patient. Each individual is unique and will be assigned a personalized treatment plan.

The personalized hormone therapy plan will be established following a complete medical evaluation and a metabolic and hormonal laboratory analysis. Following the initial prescription of the medication, a follow-up at 3 months and then every 6 months is suggested to evaluate the patient’s response to treatment and experience. This approach will allow the treatment to be personalized and adapted to the patient’s needs.


To take an appointment for a consultation with Dr Landry, or to have a discussion regarding hormone therapy, sexual health or medico-aesthetic treatments.


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