Understanding the impact of gender-affirming hormone therapy on changes to the liver is a priority for our hepatology team, and we want to make sure you can achieve your treatment goals safely.

Our compassionate liver specialists are familiar with the needs and priorities of transgender and gender non-binary people. They specialize in treating people with liver disease, with a particular interest in hepatitis B and autoimmune diseases. Together, we will work with you to monitor your health so you can continue to achieve your treatment goals. 

To make an appointment, call 1-888-824-0200 and ask for the Trans CARE clinic, or email us at TransgenderCARE@bsd.uchicago.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

High doses of testosterone or estrogen may damage the liver. If you take hormone therapy, you should receive regular monitoring by your health care team. At UChicago Medicine, our team includes a trans-friendly hepatologist who can check your liver for any side effects of your medication.

There are different types of viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D) that may be spread through unprotected sex with someone who is infected, sharing needles or other means. A hepatologist can order blood tests and other tests to determine if you have this type of infection.

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