Hormone Therapy in Children and Adolescents

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For children and adolescents with gender dysphoria, an interdisciplinary care team is essential for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. For children who present with gender dysphoria, once puberty begins, they can be treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs to stop pubertal progression. This allows for further gender exploration, relief of dysphoria, and better cosmetic outcomes by avoiding the physical changes associated with puberty of the gender assigned at birth. After pubertal suppression, the individual may opt to proceed with puberty or start treatment with gender-affirming hormones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Gender-affirming hormones
  • GnRH analogs
  • Pubertal suppression
  • Transgender youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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