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Endoscopic and Stroboscopic Presentation of the Larynx in Male-to-Female Transsexual Persons

Conclusions
MFT speakers who reported a “passing” feminine voice had glottal gap configurations more similar to anatomic females than males and tended toward more open phase closure ratios, perhaps consistent with breathy or soft voice production. Indications of vocal hyperfunction were present for all participants either by self-report or on the laryngeal examination.

from the Journal of Voice

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The Role of the Cricothyroid Joint Anatomy in Cricothyroid Approximation Surgery

Conclusions
The anatomical structure of the CTJ influences directly (1) the position of the effective rotation axis and (2) the elongation of the vocal folds.

from the Journal of Voice

Phonetograms, Aerodynamic Measurements, Self-Evaluations, and Auditory Perceptual Ratings of Male-to-Female Transsexual Voice

Conclusions
The importance of speaking fundamental frequency (SFF) in perception of gender was confirmed. Instrumental and subjective data suggested that the use of low speech intensities and avoidance of vocal fry could help contribute to a successful female voice. Phonetograms were suggested to be useful for visual feedback and documentation of changes in voice therapy for M-F TS clients.

from the Journal of Voice