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How Should Physicians Help Gender-Transitioning Adolescents Consider Potential Iatrogenic Harms of Hormone Therapy?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2017
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Title
How Should Physicians Help Gender-Transitioning Adolescents Consider Potential Iatrogenic Harms of Hormone Therapy?
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, August 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.ecas3-1708
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Abstract

Counseling and treatment of transgender youth can be challenging for mental health practitioners, as increased availability of gender-affirming treatments in recent years raises ethical and clinical questions. Is a gender identity diagnosis helpful? What is the right time to treat, and should the adolescent's age matter in decision making? In this article, we discuss these questions in light of a case in which an adolescent wishes to pursue hormone therapy. Our analysis focuses on the importance of balanced decision making when counseling and treating adolescents with nonconforming gender identities. We argue that clinicians' communicating appropriate expectations about the effectiveness and limitations of hormone therapy and the risks of psychological and physical iatrogenic effects is critical.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Other 6 10%
Student > Master 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 16 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 32%
Psychology 15 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 15 25%