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Gender nonconforming and transgender children/youth: Family, community, and implications for practice.
J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2016; 28(10):521-527JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

The aim of this article is to provide foundational knowledge on gender nonconforming/transgender children/youth. With this knowledge, providers' confidence and ability to address the needs of patients/families can increase.

DATA SOURCES

Academic Search Premier, Cinahl, PubMed, World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

CONCLUSIONS

The number of gender nonconforming/transgender children/youth presenting to healthcare providers is increasing. The situation presents a myriad of challenges to families. The identity trajectory of gender nonconforming children is variable, and watchful waiting while providing support to the child and family is advised. If gender dysphoria persists as puberty approaches, treatment with puberty blockers is recommended. This provides youth time to further explore their identity, while alleviating the distress of developing unwanted secondary natal sex characteristics. For these individuals, cross-sex hormones may be started at age 16.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

The complexities of providing care to gender nonconforming children/youth and their families are best met through an interdisciplinary approach. Consultation with and/or referral to specialists knowledgeable about transgender health care is advised. Beyond a basic understanding of gender nonconformance, of primary importance to patients/families is being heard and supported by their providers. Establishing a safe and welcome environment is paramount. Resources are provided.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada. aramburu@unr.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27031444

Citation

Alegría, Christine Aramburu. "Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Children/youth: Family, Community, and Implications for Practice." Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, vol. 28, no. 10, 2016, pp. 521-527.
Alegría CA. Gender nonconforming and transgender children/youth: Family, community, and implications for practice. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2016;28(10):521-527.
Alegría, C. A. (2016). Gender nonconforming and transgender children/youth: Family, community, and implications for practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(10), pp. 521-527. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12363.
Alegría CA. Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Children/youth: Family, Community, and Implications for Practice. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2016;28(10):521-527. PubMed PMID: 27031444.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gender nonconforming and transgender children/youth: Family, community, and implications for practice. A1 - Alegría,Christine Aramburu, Y1 - 2016/03/31/ PY - 2015/10/07/received PY - 2016/02/03/accepted PY - 2016/4/1/pubmed PY - 2017/3/1/medline PY - 2016/4/1/entrez KW - Families KW - gender dysphoria KW - gender nonconforming children KW - gender transition KW - transgender SP - 521 EP - 527 JF - Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners JO - J Am Assoc Nurse Pract VL - 28 IS - 10 N2 - PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to provide foundational knowledge on gender nonconforming/transgender children/youth. With this knowledge, providers' confidence and ability to address the needs of patients/families can increase. DATA SOURCES: Academic Search Premier, Cinahl, PubMed, World Professional Association for Transgender Health. CONCLUSIONS: The number of gender nonconforming/transgender children/youth presenting to healthcare providers is increasing. The situation presents a myriad of challenges to families. The identity trajectory of gender nonconforming children is variable, and watchful waiting while providing support to the child and family is advised. If gender dysphoria persists as puberty approaches, treatment with puberty blockers is recommended. This provides youth time to further explore their identity, while alleviating the distress of developing unwanted secondary natal sex characteristics. For these individuals, cross-sex hormones may be started at age 16. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The complexities of providing care to gender nonconforming children/youth and their families are best met through an interdisciplinary approach. Consultation with and/or referral to specialists knowledgeable about transgender health care is advised. Beyond a basic understanding of gender nonconformance, of primary importance to patients/families is being heard and supported by their providers. Establishing a safe and welcome environment is paramount. Resources are provided. SN - 2327-6924 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27031444/Gender_nonconforming_and_transgender_children/youth:_Family_community_and_implications_for_practice_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=2327-6886&date=2016&volume=28&issue=10&spage=521 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -