Gender Dysphoria and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

@article{Glidden2016GenderDA,
  title={Gender Dysphoria and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review of the Literature.},
  author={Derek Glidden and Walter Pierre Bouman and Bethany A. Jones and Jon Arcelus},
  journal={Sexual medicine reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          3-14
        }
}

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