Should Transwomen Worry About Estrogen Dominance?
I have a new post up over at the Skeptoid Blog addressing a “syndrome” called “estrogen dominance” (sometimes “estrogen toxicity”). It is essentially the exaggeration of some real effects of unusually high levels of estrogen mixed in with standard hype over “toxins in the environment” and “soy in our food.” ED is a condition you won’t find in the mainstream medical literature, but rather in the literature of alternative medicine and naturopathy. In other words, it’s pseudoscience.
I don’t know how prevalent concern about ED may be among the trans community, but as it was first brought to my attention via a conversation about HRT, and because it’s the kind of idea that I can see someone HRT worrying about, I thought it was worth a mention here.