Teenagers and gender identity – the evidence base, part 1

Teenagers and gender identity: the evidence base – part 1

by Matilda Gosling and Stella O’Malley

Introduction and Part 1: Why might teenagers question their gender?

A paper aimed at parents and those who simply want to understand more about gender identity in adolescence.

This paper is the first of a three-part series summarising the evidence base on teenagers and gender identity for parents.

Part 2 looked at treatment and outcomes, with an accompanying technical paper, Gender-questioning teenagers: puberty blockers and hormone treatment vs placebo.

Part 3 looks at evidence-based recommendations and suggestions for parents with a gender-questioning teenager.