Factors associated with desistence and persistence of childhood gender dysphoria: a quantitative follow-up study.

@article{Steensma2013FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with desistence and persistence of childhood gender dysphoria: a quantitative follow-up study.},
  author={T. Steensma and Jenifer K. McGuire and B. Kreukels and A. Beekman and P. Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={
          582-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the factors associated with the persistence of childhood gender dysphoria (GD), and to assess the feelings of GD, body image, and sexual orientation in adolescence. METHOD The sample consisted of 127 adolescents (79 boys, 48 girls), who were referred for GD in childhood (<12 years of age) and followed up in adolescence. We examined childhood differences among persisters and desisters in demographics, psychological functioning, quality of peer relations and childhood GD… Expand
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