Perceived barriers to transition in male-female transgender adolescents


The factors associated with the persistence and desistence of childhood gender dysphoria have been explored. (Steensma, et al 2013). They identified the intensity of childhood gender dysphoria as a predictor of persistence as... [ view full abstract ]


Aims To explore the perceived Barriers to transition in Male-Female Transgender Adolescents [ view full abstract ]


An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology was employed to provide a methodological framework for the collection and analysis of data. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were carried out with 3 transgender... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

Emergent Themes from the IPA analysis are presented [ view full abstract ]


Three convergent themes emerged from the data. The first theme was Relationships. There was an acknowledgement from young people that their transition would impact on other people in their life. Young people valued the support... [ view full abstract ]


The participants were encouraged to explore their feelings around barriers to social transition. The emergent themes of Relationships, Medical and Passing highlighted the complexity of young peoples’ lives. Steensma et al... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Heather Wood (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents


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