Transgender fertility study sheds light on testosterone’s impact.
Dr. Rothenberg was recently featured in an NBC news story on the transgender fertility. Read the story here: Click Here
Excerpt: Trans men who stopped taking testosterone for an average of four months were found to have similar egg yields to cisgender women.
While it was only one case and the retrieval was small, the findings were significant, considering more people are transitioning earlier in life, according to Dr. Stephanie Rothenberg, the fertility doctor who treated the teen. But she said the procedure still posed challenges for a young person, who was struggling with dysphoria. The teen was unwilling to go off blockers, she said, and required extensive counseling over a period of several months to prepare him for potential side effects.
“It was a big discussion with a lot of counseling and just making sure that everybody was on the same page about the fact that we just didn’t know what was going to happen,” said Rothenberg, who is now at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle.
Dr. Broughton teamed up with Modern Fertility to educate on fertility options for transgender patients: Click Here
Learn about LGBTQ+ fertility & family planning for transgender, non-conforming, non-binary people with Dr. Darcy Broughton, MD, OB-GYN.
A snapshot of what we’ll cover:
– Potential impact of hormone therapy and surgical transition on fertility
– Options to preserve future fertility — egg and sperm banking
– Family building strategies for transgender and non-binary individuals
– Challenges in seeking fertility care as a transgender or non-binary person
– Pregnancy in transgender men