88. Voice of transgender people

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88. Voice of transgender people

Post by bjkwon » June 14th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Female-to-male transgender people produce a male voice easily as they develop masculine features in their larynx through hormonal therapies. But male-to-female transgender people typically face a greater challenge in feminizing their voices because female hormone injections will not shrink their already developed Adam's apples. Yet, some post-puberty male-to-female transgender people successfully develop their female voices through voice therapy. They learn to shift their voice register with higher formants and naturalize it with other feminine voice features, e.g., lively intonation, or breathiness. Interestingly, a regular guy can make a girl's voice perfectly through practice without hormone injections; but the opposite is not possible.

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