The importance of the voice in male-to-female transsexualism.

  title={The importance of the voice in male-to-female transsexualism.},
  author={Kerstin Neumann and Cornelia Welzel},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  volume={18 1},
Transsexuality is a complex, permanent transposition involving a paradoxical feeling of belonging to the opposite sex. Furthermore, in the case of male-to-female transsexuals, the unchanged male voice, which is at odds with the female outward appearance, poses a serious obstacle to full social integration of the woman. One way of permanently raising the fundamental frequency, requiring little effort, is modified cricothyroidopexy via miniplates, which has been used in our hospital since 1993… CONTINUE READING

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