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Child and Adolescent Endocrinology

  • Gary E. Butler
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Part of the Critical and Applied Approaches in Sexuality, Gender and Identity book series (CAASGI)

Abstract

This chapter will try to answer common questions:

About Puberty

What is Puberty? What happens in puberty? What are hormones? What happens to a girl and a boy in puberty? How long does it take to go through puberty? How do you know where you are in the puberty process?

About Blockers

What is the ‘blocker’? How does it work? If I come off it, will it have harmed me? Do blockers weaken my bones? Do blockers stop me growing? What happens when I stop going through puberty?

About Sex Hormones

What are sex hormones? Do they make natural changes of puberty happen? Do they have any side effects? If I am non-binary, do I have other choices?

References

  1. de Vries, A. L. C., McGuire, J. K., Steensma, T. D., Wagenaar, E. C. F., Theo, A. H., Doreleijers, T. A. H., et al. (2014). Young Adult Psychological Outcome After Puberty Suppression and Gender Reassignment. Pediatrics, 134(4), 696–704.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Marshall, W. A., & Tanner, J. M. (1969). Variations in Pattern of Pubertal Changes in Girls. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 44(235), 291–303.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  3. Marshall, W. A., & Tanner, J. M. (1970). Variations in the Pattern of Pubertal Changes in Boys. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 45(239), 13–23.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Butler, G. E., & Kirk, J. M. W. (2011). Oxford Specialist Handbook of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Hembree, W. C., Cohen-Kettenis, P., Delemarre-van de Waal, H. A., Gooren, L. J., Meyer III, W. J., Spack, N. P., et al. (2009). Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 94(9), 3132–3154.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Meriggiola, M. C., & Gava, G. (2015b). Endocrine Care of Transpeople Part I. A Review of Cross-sex Hormonal Treatments, Outcomes and Adverse Effects in Transmen. Clinical Endocrinology, 83, 597–606.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Meriggiola, M. C., & Gava, G. (2015a). Endocrine Care of Transpeople Part II. A Review of Cross-Sex Hormonal Treatments, Outcomes and Adverse Effects in Transwomen. Clinical Endocrinology, 83, 607–615.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Rosenthal, S. M. (2014). Approach to the Patient: Transgender Youth: Endocrine Considerations. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99, 4379–4389.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary E. Butler
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  1. 1.University College London Hospital & UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child HealthLondonUK

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