Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood: A qualitative follow-up study

  title={Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood: A qualitative follow-up study},
  author={Thomas D Steensma and Roeline Biemond and Fijgje de Boer and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  pages={499 - 516}
The aim of this qualitative study was to obtain a better understanding of the developmental trajectories of persistence and desistence of childhood gender dysphoria and the psychosexual outcome of gender dysphoric children. Twenty five adolescents (M age 15.88, range 14–18), diagnosed with a Gender Identity Disorder (DSM-IV or DSM-IV-TR) in childhood, participated in this study. Data were collected by means of biographical interviews. Adolescents with persisting gender dysphoria (persisters… 

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