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Revista Española de Salud Pública

versión On-line ISSN 2173-9110versión impresa ISSN 1135-5727


FERNANDEZ, María  y  GRUPO GIDSEEN et al. Health care for adolescents with gender dysphoria. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2018, vol.92, e201802003.  Epub 28-Feb-2018. ISSN 2173-9110.


Dysphoria gender treatment in adolescents is recent. Studies of adolescents treated with analogs are reduced. To ensure the quality of care and safety of the child, follow-up studies are necessary. The aim of the present research was to describe the characteristics of the process of medical and psychological attention in adolescents with the DG in the Gender Identity Treatment Unit of Asturias in the period 2007-2015.


The sample included 20 minors. The clinical history was made to collect the variables. It was made descriptive analysis.


10% of adolescents abandoned in the process of psychological counseling, 80% began to be valued by endocrinology and 10% continued exclusively in psychological consultations. Of the medical treated adolescents, 13.3% were treated with analogues and 86.7% received cross-hormonal treatment (THC) directly. The most prevalent secondary effects were dermatological problems (40%), followed by mastodynia without galactorrhea (26.7%) and hot flashes (20%). 20% performed gender confirmation surgeries.


The profile of the adolescent treated in the unit of Asturias is a subject that begins hormonal treatment after psychological accompaniment and endocrinological evaluation. The minor has adverse effects after treatment. Once the hormonal treatment has been established, they do not abandon the process.

Palabras clave : Gender dysphoria; Transgender persons; Health Services Needs and Demand; Health Services for Transgender Persons; Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone; Quality of Life; Adolescence.

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