A transgender man, is somebody who is born female, and then takes male hormones to change gender. Many transgender people switch gender without having surgery to change their body.
… ” Zil Goldstein, a nurse practitioner and program director at Mount Sinai’s transgender center, said that while she had concerns about the long-term safety of transgender hormones, she worried more about the possible harm from not prescribing them – researchers report that 41 percent of transgender people attempt suicide.” …
… “trans men with breast cancer were often urged to stop taking testosterone. One reason is that the body converts some testosterone to estrogen, which can speed the growth of many breast tumors. And some breast cancers may also be stimulated by testosterone, … “
- Read Living as a Man, Fighting Breast Cancer: How Trans People Face Care Gaps, The NY Tytimes, OCT. 16, 2016.
- DES studies on gender identity and psychological health.