Exploring gender diversity: New questionnaire proposal

Background

Over recent years there has been an increase in the number of young people whose identity does not fit into the (societal) binary male or female perspective. There are currently some questionnaires that look at gender identity... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim for developing this questionnaire was to capture what proportion of young people who come into the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) identify within a binary construct of gender compared to how many identify... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Firstly, the questionnaire had been reviewed by service users, stakeholders, clinicians and professionals working in closely linked gender–support groups. It was important to obtain feedback from multiple perspectives to... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

For this talk we will review the process of developing our Gender Diversity Questionnaire. In the process of developing this tool, we distinguished three main topics: Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Social Gender.... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Preliminary outcomes (N=66 questionnaires so far) of our pilot study show that 9% of the total sample identify as non-binary; 56% identify as Trans; and 30% identify with the “binary-opposite” gender to what they were... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

There is a need for a new tool to assess young people’s diverse gender identifications. By developing this questionnaire, we are able to offer further insight about how many young people identify within the binary and how... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Jos Twist (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Nastasja de Graaf (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

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)

Presentation Files

GDQ_EPATH_final.pptx