A new study has surfaced that shows men do not have breasts as big as women! Shocker there!
Transgender “women” are not getting the cleavage they want, even with their hormone therapy. Could it possibly be because their bodies were not designed to grow that way? Just a thought.
Dr. Christel de Blok led the study on the cross-sex hormone therapy at the Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.
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“In our experience, trans women have high expectations of the breast size they gain with hormone therapy,” de Blok added, “This study provides doctors with some evidence that it is less than often thought or hoped.”
Researchers followed 229 people transitioning from male to female for one year after they started taking what’s known as cross-sex hormones. For this type of transition, hormone therapy consists of both anti-androgens to block the activity of male sex hormones and curb male characteristics as well as estrogens to encourage breast development and feminization.
To assess breast growth, researchers measured the circumference of the chest underneath the breasts and at the largest part of the breasts. The difference between these two measurements can be used to determine breast growth and bra sizes.
At the start of the study, participants’ average difference between chest and breast circumference was 4.1 centimeters (1.6 inches). After one year on hormones, the average difference increased to 7.9 centimeters (3.1 inches).
Out of the 229 people, only 21 them grew breasts equivalent of size A cup or larger after a year of therapy. The study also showed that most of the growth (if any) happened within the first six months of treatments.
During the first three months on hormones, participants had average breast growth of 1.8 centimeters, followed by growth of about 1.3 centimeters over the next three months. After that, average growth tapered off, with 0.5 centimeters between six and nine months and 0.2 centimeters during the final three months.
Almost half of the trans women had a bra cup size of less than AAA, or less than 8 centimeters, after one year of hormone therapy, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Another 26 percent had an AAA cup, which runs from 8 to 10 centimeters, and 14 percent had an AA cup, from 10 to 12 centimeters.
Researcher Dr. Stuart Chipkin said, “We know very little about how long this process takes in trans women, and that’s one of the reasons this study is important.”
“We also know very little about what are reasonable breast size expectations for trans women,” he continued, “Society has tended to place probably more emphasis on larger breasts than is needed – that’s true for all women.”
So basically, men can’t grow breasts as big as women….WHO KNEW?
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