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Masculinisation vocale des personnes trans : intérêt de l’accompagnement orthophonique

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the relevance of speech and language therapy in the context of vocal masculinisation and to specify the modes of such a practice.
Our work consisted in a cross-sectional and non-interventional mixed-method study. On the one hand, a nationwide questionnaire enabled us to achieve an inventory of speech therapy needs among 154 transmasculine people. On the other hand, we performed acoustic and perceptual analyses of the voice of 7 transmasculine patients, which we compared with those of a control group composed of 7 men and 7 cisgender (non-trans) women. We combined the results obtained by our patients with semi-structured individual questionnaire analyses to assess their satisfaction with their voice. Regarding the national survey, 65% of the participants have reported feeling uncomfortable with their voice. Despite the difficulties encountered, 46.4% of people do not receive speech and language therapy because they do not know any therapist trained in this practice. However, our acoustic and perceptual analyses show that speech therapy helped patients to masculinize their voice, whether or not they receive hormone therapy. Thus, a speech therapy is relevant to the vocal masculinisation of trans people. By providing a better control of the vocal gesture, it consists particularly in stabilizing the fundamental frequency, enriching the tone and modulating the prosody. Ultimately, it would seem appropriate to raise awareness of speech therapists on the theme of trans-identities in order to enable them to propose therapeutic axes appropriate to the challenges faced by the transmasculine people.
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Aurore Malinet. Masculinisation vocale des personnes trans : intérêt de l’accompagnement orthophonique. Sciences cognitives. 2019. ⟨dumas-02307302⟩



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