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"This Top Doctor Says Transgender Hormone Therapy Is Safe" - Samantha Alan

  • The Daily Beast
  • New York, NY
  • (June 06, 2018)

How safe is transgender hormone therapy? Few have been examining that question more closely in recent years than Joshua Safer, MD, the first executive director the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai. So far, the answers he is finding are encouraging. Most recently, Dr. Safer helped find in an April study, that prolactin levels did not rise significantly among a sample of transgender women taking the traditional combination of estradiol and anti-androgen spironolactone, suggesting that “it may be necessary to monitor prolactin in women on this treatment combination.” The theme, Dr. Safer said, “Is that studies to date have tended to reassure that transgender hormone treatments are safer than people realized.”