Blood Clot Risk in the Transgender Community

NATF Patient Advocacy Committee Declaration Statement

Our committee is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the transgender community by increasing awareness about the potential risk of blood clots along the gender affirmation journey. We have developed some simple resources about blood clot risk to inform and empower those in our community. As an advocacy group, we value everyone’s unique experiences and are committed to helping our community move forward in their journeys without fear and through the exchange of positive facts and information. At the end of the day, we all matter and no one is alone!

In this toolkit, you will find fact sheets and videos that address:

  • What a blood clot is
  • Risk factors for a blood clot
  • Signs and symptoms of a blood clot
  • How hormone therapy and surgery could raise blood clot risk
  • How to talk to your care provider about blood clot risk if you’re receiving hormone therapy or having surgery

The key thing to take away from all of these resources is that the risk for blood clots IS not and SHOULD not be a barrier to gender-affirming care. 

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