A new report is available on Transas City, which discusses the problem, causes, and risk factors of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The executive summary from the article follows:
Deep Vein Thrombosis – Facts at a Glance
- In the United States alone, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths each year.
- DVT can be caused by hormone therapy in transgender persons, especially those who take ethinyl estradiol orally.
- Key risk factors include smoking, increased age, a sedentary lifestyle, and a genetic tendency towards high levels of clotting factors.
- Symptoms of DVT include leg pain, swelling, an unusual warm area, shortness of breath, chest pain, and the symptoms of stroke.
- DVT cannot be treated by yourself! Seek medical care immediately if you suspect you have DVT!
- Overall, the incidence of DVT is declining among transgender persons as more of us are using transdermal hormones and 17-β estradiol.
- With a healthy lifestyle and proper hormone use under a physician’s care, the risk of DVT in transgender persons is relatively low.
Read more at the link below.
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Hormone Use – a Transas City Report
More and more lately, Washington D.C. seems to be cleaning up its image and its actions. In this latest news, by executive order of the Mayor of Washington D.C., all health insurance companies serving those who live and work in the District must offer coverage for transgender-related health services, including surgery!
One would assume that standard deductibles and co-pays still exist as they would for any surgery, and the insurance company can steer you towards specific surgeons who they feel are “economical.” Moreover, this executive order does not take effect until the next renewal period for all policies, giving time for Congress to interfere, should it choose to do so. However, for many transgender folks too poor to have their much-needed SRS, which has been proven to be beneficial to their quality of life, this is a hopeful godsend.
D.C. Mayor Makes Major Move Expanding Trans Health Care | Advocate.com.
The victim, Brenisha Hall, was one of two who were injected with silicone for cosmetic purposes by the defendant, Larry Bernard. Brenisha. a transgender beauty contestant, went into respiratory failure and entered a coma, dying on New Year’s Day.
So many desperate women have been made ill with chronic disorders, immune reactions, disfiguring and crippling injuries, and even later died as a result of “pumping parties.” And despite more legal access to transgender hormone therapy and surgery, the high cost of these still drives some to the dangerous and lethal practice.
After transgender woman’s death, probe into black-market silicone injections becomes homicide case | NOLA.com.
Exclusive to Transas City – I’ve done research on the differences in foot and shoe sizes between women and men, in the hopes that it will give some encouragement to transwomen and transmen who worry about the size and appearance of their feet. The complete study can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Foot Size Differences Between Women and Men – a Scientific Review by Una