Finding the you that fits you: a young adult's account of their trans journey and reflections from their former clinician

Background

Whilst the majority of the adolescents seen in the UK's child and adolescent Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) plan to continue receiving support for specialist gender services beyond age 18, some will not. Of these... [ view full abstract ]

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Main Outcome Measures

This clinical vignette presents the experiences of a young adult (assigned female at birth) in her own words, who first presented to GIDS at age 16 and who also socially transitioned to a male gender presentation at that... [ view full abstract ]

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Conclusion

We conclude by examining how individual case studies of people whose trans journeys do not end in transition can help clinicians better support people in making the right choices for them, regardless of how their gender... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Matt Bristow (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-2BB » Children & Adolescents IIb: Challenges in Transgender Care for Youth (11:00 - Friday, 7th April, Adriatic)

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