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Groundbreaking study reveals how transgender hormone therapy affects medical test results

Groundbreaking study reveals how transgender hormone therapy affects medical test results

Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory tests in the long term. This first-of-its-kind study could enable the development of transgender-specific reference intervals, which are crucial to ensuring that transgender patients get accurate diagnoses and equitable healthcare.

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Bioengineered ovaries found to be more effective than HRT

Bioengineered ovaries found to be more effective than HRT:

“New research in rats suggests the possibility of bioengineering artificial ovaries in the lab to provide a safer, more natural hormone replacement therapy for women…”

(Via. European Pharmaceutical Review)

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Health, LGBTQIA, Medical

PrEP Studies To Focus on Trans Bodies | HIVPlusMag.com

PrEP Studies To Focus on Trans Bodies | HIVPlusMag.com:

“The use of  PrEP is growing but how well it protects is still being observed, especially in transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The simple fact that  transgender people have been excluded from past testing makes collecting important data extremely difficult. Only recently, have studies started changing how trans people, especially trans women are viewed and identified. In the past, transgender women were once placed in the MSM category (men that have sex with men) which didn’t settle well with them. Due to this, many were left untreated and refused to be a part of research because of how they were classified. However, studies and categories are changing and now transgender people and the use of PrEP is being recognized more often. How and if hormones affect the drug is the primary focus and placing trans people within their own category is important because of the percentage of people on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).”

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Health, LGBT, Medical, Transgender

Highlights of the 6th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium | Health | Lifestyle | SFGN Articles

Highlights of the 6th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium | Health | Lifestyle | SFGN Articles:

“The 6th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium occurred in May in Fort Lauderdale. This free event drew 140 people. The two-day symposium discussed many medical and mental health issues that the transgender community faces.

 

(Via. South Florida Gay News)

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Transsexual study reveals genetic link › News in Science (ABC Science)

Transsexual study reveals genetic link › News in Science (ABC Science):

“The discovery of a genetic variation in male to female transsexuals adds weight to the view that transsexualism has a biological basis, the Australian researchers behind the find say.

Their study shows male to female transsexuals are more likely than non-transsexual males to have a longer version of a receptor gene for the sex hormone androgen or testosterone.

The findings from the largest-yet genetic study of male to female transsexualism are published online today in Biological Psychiatry.”

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