Trans male voice

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Dear Dr. Thomas, 
Do you work with transgender men whose voices have not sufficiently dropped on hormone replacement therapy?
Thank you
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Submitted by James P Thomas MD on Sat, 2012-04-07 14:08

I have, though I will say that it is a tough problem to solve. It is possible to drop the pitch, although some surgical procedures will also reduce the volume significantly. Another issue is resonance which requires a larger throat to amplify lower pitches. Certainly an examination will help to determine what could or could not be done.