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Gender nonconforming youth: current perspectives

Authors Ehrensaft D

Received 24 November 2016

Accepted for publication 4 March 2017

Published 25 May 2017 Volume 2017:8 Pages 57—67

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S110859

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Akshita Wason

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Alastair Sutcliffe

Diane Ehrensaft

Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Abstract: Beginning with a case vignette, a discussion follows of the reformulation of theories of gender development taking into consideration the recent upsurge of gender nonconforming and transgender youth presenting for gender services and also in the culture at large. The three predominant models of pediatric gender care are reviewed and critiqued, along with a presentation of the recently developed interdisciplinary model of gender care optimal in the treatment of gender nonconforming youth seeking either puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones.

Keywords: gender nonconforming, transgender, pediatric gender care, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones

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