A study that was recently presented at the American College of Cardiology conference shows that transgender patients who take cross-sex hormones are at a significantly greater risk for a variety of cardiovascular problems.
The study found:
[P]eople with gender dysphoria who had ever used hormone replacements saw nearly seven times the risk of ischemic stroke (a blockage in a vessel supplying blood to the brain), nearly six times the risk of ST elevation myocardial infarction (the most serious type of heart attack) and nearly five times the risk of pulmonary embolism (a blockage in an artery in the lung), compared with people with gender dysphoria who had never used hormone replacements.
The findings show that both males taking estrogen and females taking testosterone experience an increase in these cardiovascular events – which let me emphasize are not minor risks, but life-threatening.
And this is what gender therapists are pushing very young children into.
A lifetime of hormone treatments with a devastating list of side effects.
The study's lead author, medical resident Ibrahim Ahmed, MD, said:
It's all about risks and benefits. Starting transitioning is a big part of a person's life and helping them feel more themselves, but hormone replacement therapy also has a lot of side effects — it's not a risk-free endeavor.
And there are a lot of risks, besides rendering patients infertile for life, and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, the study also notes:
Those taking hormone replacement therapy also had higher rates of substance use disorder and hypothyroidism.
So that's good news.
Researchers concluded that it will be important to study the "potential long-term cardiovascular and other health effects of gender affirmation therapies as the use of these therapies become more common."
Because the so-called "gender-affirming care" hasn't been around that long, all these catastrophic side effects are just what we know can happen in the short term. All the while they are becoming more common.