hormone therapy

noun

Definition of hormone therapy 

: the therapeutic use of hormones: such as

a : the administration of hormones especially to increase diminished levels in the body especially : hormone replacement therapy

b : therapy involving the use of drugs or surgical procedures to suppress the production of or to inhibit the effects of a hormone (such as estrogen or testosterone) hormone therapy to treat breast or prostate cancer

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There are no requirements in Connecticut, as there are at the NCAA, for example, for a trans female athlete to be undergoing hormone therapy. Lori Riley, courant.com, "Coaches, Parents Question Policy For High School Transgender Athletes," 5 June 2018 The International Olympic Committee decrees that male-to-female transgender athletes must undergo hormone therapy and demonstrate testosterone levels of below 10 nanomols per liter for at least one year leading up to and during competition. Henry Young, CNN, "Transgender weightlifter likely to retire after injury, eligibility debate ensues," 11 Apr. 2018 Living with Change: New foundation will support transgender clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Provided A Hamilton County judge has paved the way for a 17-year-old who wants to transition in gender to undergo hormone therapy. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Judge paves way for transgender teen to get hormone therapy at Cincinnati Children's Hospital," 16 Feb. 2018 In the middle-risk group, more than 6,700 women were assigned either the combination or hormone therapy alone. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Doctors Suggest Less Chemo, Surgery for Some Cancer Treatments," 3 June 2018 Treatment can range from counseling to hormone therapy to surgery. Laura A. Bischoff, ajc, "Ohio lawmakers back bill requiring teachers to out transgender students," 30 June 2018 There are many risks associated with substance and tobacco use, especially in combination with hormone therapy. Nathan Levitt, SELF, "6 Things Every Transgender Person Should Know About Going to the Doctor," 11 June 2018 The hormone therapy is likely to stop the growth of the bone metastases, perhaps even shrink the lesions, Watson said. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "'I got 13 good years.' With prostate cancer in his bones, here's his message for men. | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 The woman, identified anonymously as Jane Doe in a state lawsuit, has received hormone therapy and lived as a woman for around 40 years — most of her life. refinery29.com, "The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rights For Transgender Prisoners," 12 May 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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hormone therapy

noun
variants: or hormonal therapy

Medical Definition of hormone therapy 

: the therapeutic use of hormones: as

a : the administration of hormones esp. to increase diminished levels in the body especially : hormone replacement therapy

b : therapy involving the use of drugs or surgical procedures to suppress the production of or inhibit the effects of a hormone (as estrogen or testosterone) hormone therapy to treat breast or prostate cancer

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