Early Physical Intervention for Young People with Atypical Gender Identity Development

@article{Wren2000EarlyPI,
  title={Early Physical Intervention for Young People with Atypical Gender Identity Development},
  author={Bernadette Wren},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={5},
  pages={220 - 231}
}
  • Bernadette Wren
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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