Second year follow up: Gender variant young adolescents accessing physical interventions

Background

Puberty suppression treatment may be conceptualised as a first step in a staged approach in the process towards gender affirmation (Coleman et. al., 2012). Its function is to relieve the distress caused by the development of... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

Our aim is to review the second year follow-up data from the longitudinal research study for young people who commenced puberty suppression treatment under the age of 15. Firstly, we will report at what stage of physical... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Stage of treatment at T2 will be retrieved from the research database, which is being kept to track the participant’s pathways. To evaluate young people’s functioning, we will be analysing their questionnaire data which... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Psychological functioning is assessed with the Youth Self Report (completed by the young person) and the Child Behavioural Checklist (parent report). Body image and satisfaction about specific body parts is measured with the... [ view full abstract ]

Results

44 young people, 24 assigned boys and 20 assigned girls, participated in this research study and have been assessed yearly since they have started receiving physical interventions. T0 is our baseline measurement; before start... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Research evidence reporting on the effects of physical interventions in young people is limited and annual reports on the effects of physical interventions have not been undertaken. In particular there is no evidence base for... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Polly Carmichael (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)
  2. Nastasja de Graaf (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)
  3. Russell Viner (University College London Hospital)
  4. Gary Butler (University College London Hospital)
  5. Domenico Di Ceglie (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-3B » Children & Adolescents III: Baseline and Follow-up Characteristics of Transgender Youth (11:15 - Saturday, 8th April, Atlantic 2)

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