AAAs are far more common in men aged over 65 than in women and younger men. That’s why the NHS AAA Screening Programme only invites for screening individuals registered with a GP as male.
However, any trans woman will have the same risk as a man and should consider accessing screening. Individuals registered with a GP as male are automatically invited for an ultrasound scan to check the size of their abdominal aorta when they are 65.
Trans women registered with a GP as female can request a scan by contacting us directly on 01482 675507.