Transgender health risks

Morgan Kelly


1) Transgender: an umbrella term used for anyone who associates with the opposite sex they were biologically born with.

2) MTF: Male-to-female transition.

3) FTM: Female-to-male transition.

MTFs do have an increased risk of contracting Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, though it depends on whether they participate in the risk factors which cause HIV like unprotected sex or not.

FTMs have a greater risk of reproductive cancers because of the testosterone treatments which stop the menstrual cycle.

Both FTMs and MTFs can have major gender confirming surgery done, which is always a health risk during and after the procedure.

Both can also have negative side effects to the hormone regimen, including heart disease, stroke, and blood clots.

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