Clinical management of gender identity disorder in adolescents: a protocol on psychological and paediatric endocrinology aspects

@article{Waal2006ClinicalMO,
  title={Clinical management of gender identity disorder in adolescents: a protocol on psychological and paediatric endocrinology aspects},
  author={Henriette A. Delemarre-van de Waal and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={European Journal of Endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={155}
}
Treatment outcome in transsexuals is expected to be more favourable when puberty is suppressed than when treatment is started after Tanner stage 4 or 5. In the Dutch protocol for the treatment of transsexual adolescents, candidates are considered eligible for the suppression of endogenous puberty when they fulfil the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-RT criteria for gender disorder, have suffered from lifelong extreme gender dysphoria, are psychologically stable and live in… 

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