Hormone treatment of gender identity disorder in a cohort of children and adolescents

Zoë Hyde
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10911
Published online: 3 September 2012

To the Editor: I welcome the article by Hewitt and colleagues,1 but their protocol is problematic. Suppression of puberty improves mental health and general functioning, but not body image and dysphoria.2 For this, cross-sex hormones and/or surgery are the only effective treatments.2

  • Zoë Hyde

  • Department of Sexology, Curtin University, Perth, WA.


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