Trans people taking hormone drugs ‘seven times more likely to have a stroke’
Those taking hormonal treatments while transitioning also more likely to suffer heart and lung problems, says study
Blood clots etc.
Menopausal women who take HRT also face higher risks – as do those on the pill often enough.
The bit that interests me is is this equal? Does testosterone have the same effect as estrogen? Or rather, does testosterone on a female gene set have the same effect as estrogen on a male gene set? Or even, does estrogen on a male gene set lead to the same risks as that extra HRT on a female gene set? The report says both have been looked at but doesn’t mention a difference.
It’s the difference that would be interesting. That dosing on hormones has its problems shouldn’t be a surprise, dosing on anything has its problems. But are these problems equal?