Long-Term Evaluation of Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment in Transsexual Persons

Year Published: 2012

Published In: The journal of sexual medicine

Sample: 100 (50 trans-men and 50 trans-women), with an average follow up of 10 years.

Conclusion: "Cross-sex hormone treatment appears to be safe in transsexual men. On the other hand, a substantial number of transsexual women suffered from osteoporosis at the lumbar spine and distal arm. Twelve percent of transsexual women experienced thromboembolic and/or other cardiovascular events during hormone treatment, possibly related to older age, estrogen treatment, and lifestyle factors. In order to decrease cardiovascular morbidity, more attention should be paid to decrease cardiovascular risk factors during hormone therapy management."

DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02876.x

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@article{wierckx2012long,
  title={Long-Term Evaluation of Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment in Transsexual Persons},
  author={Wierckx, Katrien and Mueller, Sven and Weyers, Steven and Van Caenegem, Eva and Roef, Greet and Heylens, Gunter and T'Sjoen, Guy},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  volume={9},
  number={10},
  pages={2641--2651},
  year={2012},
  publisher={Wiley Online Library},
  sample={100 (50 trans-men and 50 trans-women), with an average follow up of 10 years.},
  conclusion={"Cross-sex hormone treatment appears to be safe in transsexual men. On the other hand, a substantial number of transsexual women suffered from osteoporosis at the lumbar spine and distal arm. Twelve percent of transsexual women experienced thromboembolic and/or other cardiovascular events during hormone treatment, possibly related to older age, estrogen treatment, and lifestyle factors. In order to decrease cardiovascular morbidity, more attention should be paid to decrease cardiovascular risk factors during hormone therapy management."},
  doi={10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02876.x},
  fulltext={http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02876.x}
}