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Individualized Testosterone Protocol for Transgender Acne

Key clinical point: Look for serum testosterone higher than 630 ng/dL.

Major finding: By month 24, 38% of patients experienced acne.

Study details: A study of 55 female-to-male transgender patients receiving masculinizing doses of testosterone.

Disclosures: The study was funded by a summer research program at Boston University. The authors had no conflicts of interest to report.


Park JA et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.12.040.