Primary prevention

It is not clear whether it is desirable to attempt to prevent disorders of gender identity. Some people, particularly patient groups, would see this state as a natural variation in human expression and consider any attempt at prevention as being akin to eugenics. Primary prevention is, in any case, not currently possible.

Secondary prevention

Patients taking hormonal therapies should avoid prothrombogenic states such as obesity, smoking, or inactivity.

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