Gender Transition Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

February 18, 2019

(UPI) – Transgendered people who’ve undergone hormone therapy may be at an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, a new study says. People receiving estrogen and testosterone treatments as a part of their gender transition have an increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation, though researchers note that the risk appears to decrease over time.

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