A randomised controlled trial of transdermal versus intramuscular testosterone therapy in transgender males
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This is a randomised controlled trial comparing the safety of intramuscular vs transdermal testosterone on haematocrit in transgender males. Testosterone can increase haematocrit (blood thickness) and raised haematocrit levels have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, the risk of which is higher in biological females than biological males. It is uncertain whether haematocrit levels in transgender males are associated with adverse cardiovascular risk.
The project is based at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital (part of Austin Health) within the Trans Medical Research Group, Endocrinology Department (Department of Medicine).
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