Follow up by pediatric endocrinologist of transgender youth
Bonifacio, H.J. and Rosenthal, S.M. (2015). Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 62: 1001–1016 KEY POINTS Gender nonconforming and transgender youth are seeking medical care at younger ages. Youth with gender variance are often marginalized and misunderstood by their health care providers. Mental health comorbidities in youth with gender dysphoria… read more »
Hormone-blockers, cross-sex hormones
1. Youth with gender dysphoria (GD; significant discontent with the sex assigned at birth), who underwent treatment with puberty suppression reported significant improvements in GD and body image difficulties. 2. After treatment with puberty suppression, participants reported improvements in global psychological functioning as well as on measures of objective and subjective well-being. Evidence Rating Level:… read more »
Transgender, transsexual , gender and variance identity: these terms are too vague for most of the general public. There is much that is still not understood about the trans communities and prejudices persist. Approximately 100 people from the general public, medical community and associations attended a discussion at the Monument National on gender identity and… read more »
Shifting attitudes towards sexual identity is making it easier for young people like Danielle Sheridan, 8, to be themselves and get the medical help they require. A new Transgender Youth Clinic set to open Oct. 11 at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren’t comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he… read more »
Online video featuring Dr Spack from the Boston Children Hospital. He explains how he supports children and the various treatment available. http://www.ted.com/talks/norman_spack_how_i_help_transgender_teens_become_who_they_want_to_be?utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&utm_content=awesm-publisher&awesm=on.ted.com_soAF&utm_source=l.facebook.com
General paediatric endocrinology including pubertal suppression for transgender youth and cross-hormone treatment.
From TransActive at www.transactiveonline.org Health Outcomes Subcommittee. Overview: Transgender i people who are visually gender nonconforming1 are at heightened risk of negative psychological outcomes. Statistically, they are also disproportionately victimized by transphobic discrimination and violence2. A primary contributing factor in this visual nonconformity, (assuming it is not an intentional form of self-expression) are natal pubertal… read more »