Current and recalled childhood gender identity in community youth in comparison to referred adolescents seeking sex reassignment

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Sumia , M , Lindberg , N , Tyolajarvi , M & Kaltiala-Heino , R 2017 , ' Current and recalled childhood gender identity in community youth in comparison to referred adolescents seeking sex reassignment ' , Journal of Adolescence , vol. 56 , pp. 34-39 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.01.006

Title: Current and recalled childhood gender identity in community youth in comparison to referred adolescents seeking sex reassignment
Author: Sumia, Maria; Lindberg, Nina; Tyolajarvi, Marja; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum



Date: 2017-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Journal of Adolescence
ISSN: 0140-1971
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.01.006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236703
Abstract: We studied current (GIDYQ-A) and recalled (RCGI) childhood gender identity among 719 upper secondary school students 401 girls, mean age 17.0 (SD = 0.88) years old and 318 boys, mean age 17.2 (SD = 0.86 years old in Finland. We also compared these dimensions of identity in community youth to same dimensions among adolescent sex reassignment (SR) applicants. Most community youth scored high on the normative, cis-gender end of gender experience (median score 4.9 for boys and 4.9 for girls) and recalled fairly gender typical childhood behaviours and experiences. The girls displayed more gender non-conformity in childhood. Among the boys 2.2% and among the girls 0.5% displayed potentially clinically significant gender dysphoria on the GIDYQ-A. The community youth differed clearly from adolescent SR applicants on current and recalled childhood gender identity (SR applicants were 47, 6 natal boys and 41 natal girls, average ages were 16.4 years old (SD = 0.93) and girls were on average 16.8 years old (SD = 1.0). (C) 2017 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Gender identity
Gender dysphoria
Adolescence
DYSPHORIA
QUESTIONNAIRE
METAANALYSIS
ORIENTATION
STUDENTS
SERVICE
RATIO
515 Psychology
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