The experience of gender dysphoria for pre-pubescent children and their families: a review of the literature

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Gregor, C., Davidson, S. and Hingley-Jones, H. 2016. The experience of gender dysphoria for pre-pubescent children and their families: a review of the literature. Child & Family Social Work. 21 (3), pp. 339-346. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12150
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TitleThe experience of gender dysphoria for pre-pubescent children and their families: a review of the literature
AuthorsGregor, C., Davidson, S. and Hingley-Jones, H.
Abstract

In recent years, the experience of gender dysphoria has gained public prominence through an explosion of sensationalised interest in the popular media. However, childhood gender dysphoria remains poorly understood and both parents and children often find themselves having to educate professionals around them. This not only creates a sense of disconnect between family and professional, but also means that social workers can often be unaware of the myriad of competing perspectives that seek to explain gender variance. This review of the literature seeks to provide interested social workers with an overview of gender dysphoria, current research in the field and theoretical paradigms, with a view to promoting understanding and better practice with families in this little understood field.

Keywordsgender dysphoria, gender identity, parenting, social work
LanguageEnglish
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
JournalChild & Family Social Work
ISSN1365-2206
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Online03 Apr 2014
Print01 Aug 2016
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Deposited28 Apr 2015
Accepted01 Feb 2014
Output statusPublished
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gregor, C., Davidson, S., and Hingley-Jones, H. (2016) The experience of gender dysphoria for pre-pubescent children and their families: a review of the literature. Child & Family Social Work, 21: 339–346. doi: 10.1111/cfs.12150, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12150. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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