Improving Our Understanding of Medical Decision-Making Competence in Puberty Suppression.

@article{Hoffman2021ImprovingOU,
  title={Improving Our Understanding of Medical Decision-Making Competence in Puberty Suppression.},
  author={Neal D. Hoffman and Elizabeth Meller Alderman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2021}
}
In this issue of Pediatrics, Vrouenraets et al present findings on an important study assessing transgender adolescents’ medical decision-making competence (MDC) to give informed consent for starting puberty suppression (PS) among a sample of youth receiving care at 2 specialized gender identity clinics in the Netherlands. This study has significance for 2 important reasons: (1) PS has gained increased use in care for transgender adolescents; and (2) recent legislation in several US states, as… 

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