Testosterone Lawsuits, Lies, Truths and Transition
From the article:
You cannot watch television for more than a hour before seeing a commercial (or several) on the lawsuits from men or the families of a deceased male who has suffered from testosterone
Is the harmful side effects of testosterone in HIGH doses, testosterone used for the entire life of the female patient mind you, being FULLY explained? Is it being explained to parents giving consent in many cases for their daughters?
"The use of hormonal therapy in transsexualism is associated with appropriate physical change. Side effects in carefully monitored patients are usually few but are more likely to cause serious complications when therapy is too aggressive. This is particularly true in the FTM transsexual patients who are likely candidates for complications of dyslipoproteinemia which include premature atherogenesis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, increased insulin resistance, and obesity. Investigators propose that initial treatment with androgen therapy which must be supraphysiological to suppress gonadotropins and virilize the patient should be kept to maximum of no more than 2 years. Following sex reassignment surgery, the dosage should be reduced by half in most patients. It is likely to reduce not only the duration of large dosage androgen therapy but also the potential risk of endometrial hyperplasia and uterine carcinoma. The role of the concerned physician is to be fully aware of potential risk of this therapy so as to adjust treatment and minimize potential complications."
X Files motto: The Truth is out There. The Testosterone Trials coming up next year will prove interesting if the men win their cases and testosterone used in various treatment regimens, including the transition of females and is rightfully removed from the market.
Let me add, I am working on several posts breaking down and simplifying the medical mumbo-jumbo that surrounds the various studies of testosterone on trans females.