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Transsexualism and osteoporosis
14 July 2009 (online)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether and to what extent our regime of cross-gender hormone replacement therapy might influence osteoporosis development in transsexual patients. We found that after long-term therapy the bone densities of our cross-gender hormone-treated transsexual groups (10 male-to-female and 10 female-to-male) did not show significant differences compared to those of the corresponding biological sex. Moreover, the bone-density during therapy pointed out very little variability and that independent of the gender-alteration (trans-sexuality-direction) and the age of the transsexuals. Our results indicate that for transsexual patients treated with cross-gender hormone replacement therapy the risk of developing osteoporosis is low.
Transsexualism - osteoporosis - quantitative CT - cross-gender hormone therapy