Gender Dysphoria

Denial of Medically Necessary Gender-Affirming Surgeries Hurts US Veterans

Denial of Medically Necessary Gender-Affirming Surgeries Hurts US Veterans

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Gender-affirming surgery is the only medically necessary intervention specifically denied to US armed services veterans.

Social Deficits May Be Reversible Among Transgender Youth

Social Deficits May Be Reversible Among Transgender Youth

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Recent research following transgender individuals from late childhood into young adulthood shows that gender-affirmative hormonal and surgical care results in normative global functioning.

Mental Health Comorbidity Examined in Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

Mental Health Comorbidity Examined in Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

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These findings suggest an urgent need for improved measures of social and clinical support in transgender and/or gender-nonconforming youth.

Physical, physiological benefits of hormonal treatment in gender dysphoria

In a limited systematic review, hormonal therapy with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHas) produced some suppression of secondary sexual function, with more success in promoting anticipated masculinization or feminization with the use of testosterone or estrogen, respectively.

Transgender youth found to have higher rates of mental health disorders

Transgender and/or gender nonconforming children and adolescents had higher prevalence of mental health disorders compared to their cisgender peers.

Youth With Gender Nonconformity Vulnerable to Adversity

Youth With Gender Nonconformity Vulnerable to Adversity

Youth with gender nonconformity are vulnerable to experiencing adversity.

Formal Training Needed in Transgender Care

Formal Training Needed in Transgender Care

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Endocrinologists reported having low confidence in their knowledge about caring for transgender patients.

Study Supports Reclassification of Transgender 'Diagnoses' from WHO ICD

Study Supports Reclassification of Transgender 'Diagnoses' from WHO ICD

This study highlights the need for policies and programs to reduce stigmatization and victimization of this population.

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