Hyman Fingert Lecture: Controversies in Treating Transgender Children & Adolescents
Presented by Jack Drescher, MD
Part of the Centene Charitable Foundation Speaker Series
Sept. 15, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. / 1.5 Credits / Free / Virtual Via Zoom
The treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria (DSM-5-TR) or Gender Incongruence (ICD-11) has evoked both clinical and cultural controversies. This presentation begins by defining terms specific to this patient population, followed by a history of how transgender individuals came to be a subject of mental health interest. It then reviews both clinical and social controversies surrounding diagnosing and treating minors with GD/GI. Recent political, legislative and judicial events surrounding the treatment of transgender minors are discussed.
After attending this session, participants should be able to:
1. Identify three current, differing treatment approaches for children with Gender Dysphoria in Childhood.
2. Describe the controversies in the wider culture regarding the treatment of gender dysphoric children and adolescents and how they affect clinical practice and research.
3. Prepare for appropriate treatments, consultations and referrals of children and adolescents with Gender Dysphoria.
4. Critique and revise binary thinking about gender and gender identity.
5. Compare diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5-TR gender diagnoses with those of ICD-11.