Clinical management of gender dysphoria in adolescents

Annelou L.C. De Vries*, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Henriette Delemarre-Van De Waal

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

This paper aims to provide professionals working with adolescents with gender-dysphoric feelings practical clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. The different phases of the assessment procedure and treatment process are described. Differential diagnostic considerations and possible psychotherapeutic treatment options are given. Physical interventions, including GnRH analogues to inhibit puberty and cross-sex hormones, are described with consideration of eligibility and readiness issues. We end with discussion of post-treatment evaluation. doi:10.1300/J485v09n03_04

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Transgenderism
Volume9
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2007

Cite this