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October 19, 2021

Higher Mortality Risk Among Transgender People

JAMA. 2021;326(15):1471. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.18251

Transgender people have a 2-fold higher mortality risk than the general population, a study of about 4600 transgender people in the Netherlands reported.

The researchers analyzed data for 2927 transgender women and 1641 transgender men treated with hormone therapy between 1972 and 2018 at the Amsterdam University Medical Center. The center treats about 90% of transgender people in the country.

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