Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria in Israel

Aim(s)

To describe characteristics at presentation and treatment of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria in Israel. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

A retrospective chart review of 40 children and adolescents (< 18 years) with the diagnosis of gender dysphoria followed at a tertiary children hospital from February 2013 to September 2016. [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The gender dysphoria referrals rate increased since the establishment of the clinic by 8 folds. No severe side effects were recorded in patients treated with Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog and testosterone or estrogen. [ view full abstract ]

Results

Of the 40 patients, 11 (28%) identified as female-to-male (FtM), 29 (72%) as male-to-female (MtF). The gender dysphoria population increased since the establishment of the clinic from 1-2 new referrals to 16 new referrals per... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

After establishment of a multidisciplinary childhood and adolescent gender dysphoria clinic, referral rate to the clinic increased fivefold. Treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog and/or cross-sex hormones, in... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Asaf Oren (Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Dana-Dwek Children Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; 2Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv), Anat Segev-becker (Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Dana-Dwek Children Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; 2Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv), Galit Israeli (Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Dana-Dwek Children Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; 2Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv), Gal Biran (Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Dana-Dwek Children Hospital,), Naomi Weintrob (Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Dana-Dwek Children Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; 2Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-1B » Children & Adolescents I: Caring for Transgender Youth in various Countries (14:00 - Thursday, 6th April, Atlantic 2)

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