Teenagers and gender identity: the evidence base – part 2
by Matilda Gosling
Part 2: Treatment and outcomes
This paper is the second of a three-part series summarising the evidence base on teenagers and gender identity for parents. This part examines medical treatment for gender distress in teenagers – namely puberty blockers and hormone treatment – and associated mental and physical health outcomes.
Part 1 looked at why teenagers might start to question their gender. Part 3, which will be published in 2023, will look at evidence-based recommendations and suggestions for parents with a gender-questioning teenager.