Assessment and support of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria

Butler, Gary and de Graaf, Nastasja M. and Wren, Bernadette and Carmichael, Polly (2018) Assessment and support of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103 (7). ISSN 0003-9888 (Print) ; 1468-2044 (Online)

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There has been a large increase in the number of children and adolescents who question conventional gender expectations and seek recognition and acceptance of their gender diversity, wishing to develop a body that is congruent with their gender feelings.Professionals may be unsure how best to provide supportive care, how to access the national Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents, or how to deal with a transgender young person presenting with another clinical problem unrelated to their gender transition. Faced with very distressed young people, they may feel under pressure to initiate physical intervention without consultation with psychosocial colleagues. It is important that all professionals are aware of the care pathway for transgender children that may be of relevance in a range of paediatric settings. The purpose of this practice review is to present an up-to-date perspective on the care of transgender children and adolescents to guide management and to enable the provision of a practical, evidence-based approach to their support.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PDF is avaialble to download on publisher's website.
Subjects: Sex Psychology > Gender Identity
Department/People: Special Units
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 16:59
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 16:59
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1874

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