For the past nine years, Dr. Pearson worked with transsexual and transgender men and women at various stages of the transition process. Gender dysphoria, formerly referred to as Gender Identity Disorder, describes the mental, emotional and physical aspects of a human being's identified gender role. In a society where male and female are the predominant, and often only, gender labels available, gender dysphoria, transgenderism, and transsexualism are often dismissed as a "real" gender label. It is my mission to help individuals become the people they feel they are on the inside.
Dr. Pearson's integrative endocrinology and psychological counseling experiences with people from all walks of life have helped him develop the best male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) hormone protocols. Dr. Pearson's ground breaking work in transgender hormone therapy minimizes almost all of the undesired side effects commonly found in transgender hormone therapy.
A key to successful transgender hormone therapy is the use of bioidentical hormones. Dr. Pearson never prescribes synthetic estrogen such as Premarin or synthetic progestin such as Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA), as these synthetic hormones cause liver damage, increase risk of heart attack and stroke and cause many of the undesired side effects. Dr. Pearson only uses bioidentical hormones, hormones that are molecularly identical to those hormones naturally produced in the human body. There are many under educated doctors prescribing synthetic hormones, even after the WHI study that showed Premarin, a synthetic estrogen made from horse urine, increases the risk of breast cancer. This is unacceptable.
Another unique cornerstone to Dr. Pearson's approach is the use of topical bioidentical hormones. Topical application of hormones allows the hormones to circulate throughout the body before they are broken down in the liver. Oral hormone pills go directly from the stomach to the liver, decreasing the effectiveness and often causing liver inflammation and increased liver enzyme levels, signifying liver damage.
Dr. Pearson also avoids injectible hormones as they are often dosed once or twice a week, causing an rapid increase and rapid decrease in blood hormone levels, often leading to mood swings, blood sugar issues, and liver inflammation due to the large dose at one time. Topical application of any hormone on a daily basis provides consistent blood levels of circulating hormones, giving the patient a better sense of well-being as well as better results.