Blood Clot Risk in the Transgender Community

This toolkit was created to educate transgender patients about the potential risk for blood clots in the setting of gender-affirming care.

In this toolkit, you will find information on these topics:

  • What is a blood clot?
  • Risk factors for a blood clot
  • Common signs and symptoms of a blood clot
  • How hormone therapies and surgery can raise blood clot risk
  • How to talk to your care provider about blood clot risk

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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