This retrospective chart review aims to address gaps in the literature regarding the efficacy and interaction of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) and gender-affirming hormone therapies in medical transition regimens in transgender adolescents. We abstracted and reviewed data from 83 patients at our pediatric gender clinic, and found that patients who initiated treatment with GnRHa before gender-affirming hormones (estrogen, testosterone) required lower doses of those hormones than those who did not use GnRHa. The results of this preliminary research provide a foundation for future long-term prospective studies aimed to better understand these relationships.
- gender-affirming hormone dose
- gender-affirming hormone side effect
- puberty blocker
- transgender youth
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Medicine (miscellaneous)