Evaluation of Asperger Syndrome in Youth Presenting to a Gender Dysphoria Clinic.

  title={Evaluation of Asperger Syndrome in Youth Presenting to a Gender Dysphoria Clinic.},
  author={Daniel E. Shumer and Sari L Reisner and Laura A Edwards-Leeper and Amy C. Tishelman},
  journal={LGBT health},
  volume={3 5},
PURPOSE There is evolving evidence that children and adolescents with gender dysphoria have higher-than-expected rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet clinical data on ASD among youth with gender dysphoria remain limited, particularly in North America. This report aims to fill this gap. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patient chart data from 39 consecutive youth ages 8 to 20 years (mean age 15.8 years, natal male: n = 22, natal female: n = 17) presenting for evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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