Yes, FTM oophorectomy surgery can increase the risk of osteoporosis. The ovaries produce estrogen, which helps to protect bones from becoming weak and brittle. When the ovaries are removed, the body’s natural levels of estrogen decrease, which can lead to bone loss. This is especially true if the oophorectomy is performed before the age of 45, when bone density is typically at its peak.

In addition to oophorectomy, other factors that can increase the risk of osteoporosis in trans men include:

  • Taking testosterone therapy
  • Smoking
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Not getting enough exercise

If you are a trans man who is considering oophorectomy, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of surgery. They can help you to determine if you are at increased risk for osteoporosis and develop a plan to manage your bone health.

Here are some things you can do to help protect your bones from osteoporosis:

  • Get enough calcium and vitamin D
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t smoke
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Talk to your doctor about taking medication to prevent or treat osteoporosis

By taking these steps, you can help to keep your bones healthy and strong.

FTM (Female to Male) oophorectomy surgery, which involves the removal of the ovaries, can potentially increase the risk of osteoporosis in the long term. Ovaries play a crucial role in the production of estrogen, a hormone that helps maintain bone density. When the ovaries are removed, the production of estrogen decreases significantly, which can lead to a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by reduced bone density and an increased risk of fractures. It is more commonly associated with postmenopausal individuals, as the natural decline in estrogen levels during menopause contributes to bone loss. However, the removal of the ovaries at a younger age can also result in decreased estrogen levels and accelerate bone loss.

To mitigate the risk of osteoporosis after oophorectomy, it is important to consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Testosterone replacement therapy, commonly used in FTM transition, can help maintain bone density to some extent. However, it is important to work closely with a knowledgeable healthcare provider who specializes in transgender healthcare to determine the appropriate HRT regimen and monitor bone health.

In addition to HRT, lifestyle factors such as regular weight-bearing exercise, a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can help support bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

It is crucial to have open and ongoing discussions with your healthcare provider to assess your individual risk factors for osteoporosis and develop a comprehensive plan to manage your bone health after FTM oophorectomy surgery. Regular monitoring of bone density through bone mineral density (BMD) tests may also be recommended to evaluate changes in bone health over time.