Posts Tagged ‘endocrinology’

Don’t forget sperm storage in male to female gender transition

By Stuckey • September 2nd, 2015

At the Keogh Institute we believe that every person has the right to procreate. Transsexual people undergoing gender transition to their desired gender undergo hormonal and surgical treatments. These treatments can lead to the irreversible loss of their reproductive potential. In particular, the process of hormone therapy is known to decrease fertility. In male to female transition, the number of viable sperm reduces gradually. Within a few years of treatment there will be no detectable sperm and  ultimately this will become irreversible. As people are undergoing gender transition earlier the issue of the effects of this treatment  on their fertility is becoming an even […]