First, endocrinologist Dr. Paul Hruz explains the physical and chemical differences between male and female bodies, whether natural or from hormone therapy, and how they impact their ability to fairly participate in sports. Then plastic surgeon Dr. Al Oliva explains how sex reassignmenet surgeries work, the risk of complication, and the latest data on how the treatment impacts people experiencing gender dysphoria.
Top 3 Takeaways:
- Testosterone is not the whole story. The epigenetic sexual differences, even before puberty, has to be explored as part of the transgender sports conversation.
- Suicide rates are high for people with gender dysphoria, even after transition, sometimes even higher than without. It’s dangerous to ignore this data.
- If we want to be serious, let’s follow the science.
Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine
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