Adolescents' retrospective suggestions for improving children's services in gender identity clinics in the Netherlands

Background

Treatment for transgender adolescents is available since 25 years and started in the Netherlands. Also, alongside support groups, counseling services and patient organisations are becoming more involved in scientific research... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The objective of this study is threefold: (1) to come up with suggestions forexpansion of the youth treatment protocol from ex-youth patients’ and their parents’ perspective as well as professionals’ perspective; (2) to... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

After a literature study the qualitative retrospective study will start in 2017 by the use of focus groups with ex-youth transgender patients and professionals and single interviews with one of their parents. Ex-youth... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

The focus groups will be audiotaped, transcribed and coded. Subjects in focus groups and interviews are focused on the following: experiences with the treatment in the hospital, communication interactions with healthcare... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Ultimately the project results in qualitative ex-youth patient feedback for gender identity clinics and other gender identity care services to evaluate the experience with the treatment protocols and improve care providers... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Our project comprises an analysis of the current state of treatment of transgender youth in the Netherlands and a practical approach towards what we can do to smoothen the intense treatment procedure. All in all, we call for... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Tom Bootsma (Independent Initiative, collaboration with Patient Organization Transvisie and VUmc), Simon Doomernik (Independent Initiative, collaboration with Patient Organization Transvisie and VUmc), Aike Pronk (Independent Initiative, collaboration with Patient Organization Transvisie and VUmc), Dennis van Dijk (Independent Initiative, collaboration with Patient Organization Transvisie and VUmc)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-2B » Children & Adolescents II: Assessing Prevalence, Treatment Satisfaction and Mental Health (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Atlantic 2)

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