• Timing of HT during puberty influences bone development in transgender adolescents

    25 days ago - By Healio

    Transgender adolescents treated with gender-affirming hormone therapy early in puberty experience bone development more similar to that of their experienced gender compared with their gender assigned at birth, according to study data.
    “The two geometrical parameters we studied, subperiosteal width and endocortical diameter, are regulated by testosterone and estrogen, respectively,” Marianne van der Loos, MD, a researcher and PhD student in endocrinology at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, told Healio. “Based on our findings, the main effect of testosterone and estrogen
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  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy tied to changes in BP

    Gender-affirming hormone therapy tied to changes in BP

    25 days ago - By Healio

    Gender-affirming hormone therapy may cause a decrease in mean systolic BP in transgender women and an increase in mean systolic BP in transgender men, researchers reported.
    “There are many important gaps in our knowledge about the effects of hormone therapy for transgender people. This study examined the time course and magnitude of the effects of gender-affirming hormones on blood pressure,” Michael Irwig, MD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of transgender medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, said in a press release.
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  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

    Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

    25 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Transgender and gender-diverse people have higher rates of hypertension compared to the general population. Within two to four months of starting gender-affirming hormone therapy, transgender women had a lower average systolic blood pressure, and transgender men had a higher average systolic blood pressure.
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  • Transgender Hormone Therapy Linked to Blood Pressure Changes

    25 days ago - By Medscape

    Blood pressure elevations in transgender males and a subset of transgender females are seen before and soon after gender-affirming hormone therapy initiation.
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  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

    25 days ago - By News Medical

    Gender-affirming hormone therapy was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
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