Title

Gender incongruity in children with and without disorders of sexual differentiation.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2016

Institution/Department

Pediatrics, Psychiatry

Journal Title

Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America

MeSH Headings

Child, Disorders of Sex Development, Gender Identity, Humans, Sex Differentiation, Transgender Persons

ISSN

1558-4410

Abstract

Access to the Internet and recent major media coverage has contributed to an increased societal awareness of the variations of gender identity. There are two sets of clinical guidelines primarily used by practitioners who care for transgender adolescents and adults. Although these guidelines have been tremendously helpful for the management of transgender adolescents, those working in the field recognize the limitations of firm recommendations with a population that is so heterogeneous. This article will summarize current recommendations for the management of children and adolescents with gender incongruence and suggest ways in which we might vary from the current guidelines.

Comments

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Portland ME.

First Page

463

Last Page

482

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