A critical commentary on “A critical commentary on follow-up studies and “desistence” theories about transgender and gender non-conforming children”

@article{Steensma2018ACC,
  title={A critical commentary on “A critical commentary on follow-up studies and “desistence” theories about transgender and gender non-conforming children”},
  author={Thomas D. Steensma and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  year={2018},
  volume={19},
  pages={225 - 230}
}
The article entitled “A critical commentary on followup studies and “desistence” theories about transgender and gender non-conforming children” by Temple Newhook et al. (2018) is a plea to abandon longitudinal studies on the development of gender variant children as they do not respect children’s autonomy. A few relatively recent studies are criticized and it is concluded that conducting longitudinal psychosexual outcome studies and acknowledging the children’s feelings are contradictory. We… 

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