Clinical management of gender dysphoria in adolescents

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

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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
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2007


  • Adolescents
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Gender identity disorder
  • Treatment

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