Hormone Therapy During Gender Transition May Worsen Risk For Heart Attack, Stroke, Blood Clots – Study Finds

DALLAS — People who receive hormone therapy while undergoing gender transition face an increased risk of suffering from potentially deadly heart conditions, according to a study published by the American Heart Association. The research, carried out by a team of Dutch researchers, showed that hormone treatments worsen one’s risk for several cardiovascular issues including strokes, heart attack, and blood clots in individuals undergoing transition. These results are based on the analysis of medical records of 3,875 Dutch patients (2,517 transgender women and 1,358 transgender men) who received hormone treatment between 1972 and 2015 as a part of their gender transition ...

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