Clinical Management of Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents: The Dutch Approach

  title={Clinical Management of Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents: The Dutch Approach},
  author={Annelou L C de Vries and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={301 - 320}
The Dutch approach on clinical management of both prepubertal children under the age of 12 and adolescents starting at age 12 with gender dysphoria, starts with a thorough assessment of any vulnerable aspects of the youth's functioning or circumstances and, when necessary, appropriate intervention. In children with gender dysphoria only, the general recommendation is watchful waiting and carefully observing how gender dysphoria develops in the first stages of puberty. Gender dysphoric… 

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