New study finds life-threatening risk in transgender hormone therapy

Jul 11, 2018 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite:

Hormone therapy meant to help gender-confused physically “transition” their gender carries significant and potentially fatal health risks, according to a newly-released study.

The study, published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, studied the medical records of 2,842 transgender women and 2,118 transgender men over eight years and compared them with 48,686 biological males and 48,775 biological females. They found 148 cardiovascular events among the transgender “women” (biological men).

As a result, the study concluded that trans “women” were 80 percent to 90 percent more likely to experience a stroke or a heart attack than actual women, Newsweek reported. Reuters noted the number of incidents experienced by trans “men” (biological women) was too small to draw conclusions from.

The study left several relevant aspects of the problem unaddressed, as it did not examine specific hormone doses, formulations, or combinations.

While the study’s authors said more research is needed, they attempted to downplay the significance of the alarming number.

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