Transsexualism in the Adolescent Girl

Mina K. Dulcan*, Peter Allen Lee

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This paper describes the evaluation and subsequent treatment of a biologic female who presented at age 15 requesting gender reassignment. Multimodality treatment, which continues at the time of writing, has included psychotherapeutic, educational, psychophar-macologic, and endocrinologic interventions. The literature on transsexualism is reviewed, with particular emphasis on the evaluation and treatment of the adolescent girl, and current etiologic theories are discussed. The unique features of adolescence which complicate the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-361
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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