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Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents.
J Adolesc Health 2017; 61(1):120-123JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

To describe fertility preservation (FP) utilization by transgender adolescents within a pediatric gender clinic between July 2013 and July 2016.

METHODS

A retrospective chart review was conducted to abstract demographic and clinical information among adolescents initiating gender-affirming hormones, including patient age at initial FP consultation, birth-assigned sex, race/ethnicity, and outcome of FP consultation.

RESULTS

In our sample of 105 transgender adolescents, a total of 13 (seven transgender men and six transgender women) between the age of 14.2 and 20.6 years were seen in formal consultation for FP before initiating hormones. Of these adolescents, four completed sperm cryopreservation and one completed oocyte cryopreservation.

CONCLUSIONS

Rates of FP utilization among transgender youth were low, which is consistent with a recently published report of FP utilization among transgender youth at another pediatric institution. Identified barriers to FP in our sample included cost, invasiveness of procedures, and desire not to delay medical transition.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address: DiChen@luriechildrens.org.Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Urology & Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.Division of General Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, Department of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28363716

Citation

Chen, Diane, et al. "Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 61, no. 1, 2017, pp. 120-123.
Chen D, Simons L, Johnson EK, et al. Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2017;61(1):120-123.
Chen, D., Simons, L., Johnson, E. K., Lockart, B. A., & Finlayson, C. (2017). Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 61(1), pp. 120-123. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.01.022.
Chen D, et al. Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2017;61(1):120-123. PubMed PMID: 28363716.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fertility Preservation for Transgender Adolescents. AU - Chen,Diane, AU - Simons,Lisa, AU - Johnson,Emilie K, AU - Lockart,Barbara A, AU - Finlayson,Courtney, Y1 - 2017/03/28/ PY - 2016/11/15/received PY - 2017/01/23/revised PY - 2017/01/23/accepted PY - 2017/4/2/pubmed PY - 2018/3/3/medline PY - 2017/4/2/entrez KW - Fertility KW - Fertility preservation KW - Gamete cryopreservation KW - Transgender adolescents KW - Transgender medicine SP - 120 EP - 123 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 61 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: To describe fertility preservation (FP) utilization by transgender adolescents within a pediatric gender clinic between July 2013 and July 2016. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted to abstract demographic and clinical information among adolescents initiating gender-affirming hormones, including patient age at initial FP consultation, birth-assigned sex, race/ethnicity, and outcome of FP consultation. RESULTS: In our sample of 105 transgender adolescents, a total of 13 (seven transgender men and six transgender women) between the age of 14.2 and 20.6 years were seen in formal consultation for FP before initiating hormones. Of these adolescents, four completed sperm cryopreservation and one completed oocyte cryopreservation. CONCLUSIONS: Rates of FP utilization among transgender youth were low, which is consistent with a recently published report of FP utilization among transgender youth at another pediatric institution. Identified barriers to FP in our sample included cost, invasiveness of procedures, and desire not to delay medical transition. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28363716/Fertility_Preservation_for_Transgender_Adolescents_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1054-139X(17)30065-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -