Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

| February 18, 2019

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New research now published in the journal Circulation finds that some people who are gender transitioning may be at a higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular conditions due to the hormone therapy they are receiving. Previous studies have revealed that hormone therapy raises cardiovascular risk. For instance, according to estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), therapy with estrogen and progestin puts menopausal women at:

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