publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Psychological Support, Puberty Suppression, and Psychosocial Functioning in Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria

Rosalia Costa; Michael Dunsford; Elin Skagerberg; Victoria Holt; Polly Carmichael; Marco Colizzi;
  • Published: 16 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<p>INTRODUCTION: Puberty suppression by gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) is prescribed to relieve the distress associated with pubertal development in adolescents with gender dysphoria (GD) and thereby to provide space for further exploration. However, there are limited longitudinal studies on puberty suppression outcome in GD. Also, studies on the effects of psychological support on its own on GD adolescents' well-being have not been reported.</p><p>AIM: This study aimed to assess GD adolescents' global functioning after psychological support and puberty suppression.</p><p>METHODS: Two hundred one GD adolescents were included in this study. In a l...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Psychosocial, Genital Disorders, Gender identity, Psychological intervention, Gender dysphoria, medicine.disease, medicine, Adolescent development, Clinical psychology, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, Distress, Psychological support
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Psychological Support, Puberty Suppression, and Psychosocial Functioning in Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria

Rosalia Costa; Michael Dunsford; Elin Skagerberg; Victoria Holt; Polly Carmichael; Marco Colizzi;