How testosterone replacement therapy may not be working for transgender people

According to a new report from the American College of Physicians, the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a recent survey by the Transgender Law Center, there is no evidence that testosterone replacement is a safe, effective, or appropriate treatment for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals.

The report also highlights the growing lack of support for hormone therapy among transgender individuals, which is a critical issue in the transgender community.

In the meantime, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the leading medical organization in the United States, has said that the medical community should not recommend testosterone replacement for transgender individuals because there is insufficient evidence to prove that it is safe.

However, the AAP’s report suggests that transgender individuals may have a better chance of success with a hormone therapy regimen based on a few basic guidelines: