Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135677
Title:
Gender identity disorder.
Authors:
De Gascun, C; Kelly, J; Salter, N; Lucey, J; O'Shea, D
Affiliation:
Department of Endocrinology, St Columcilles Hospital, Dublin.
Citation:
Gender identity disorder. 2006, 99 (5):146-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135677
PubMed ID:
16892921
Abstract:
Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a relatively rare condition of atypical gender development in which there is a psychological perception of self as masculine or feminine which is incongruent with ones phenotype. GID replaced the term Transsexualism in DSM-IV in 1994. The demographics of GID in Ireland have not been established. Since 2000 we have received 52 referrals of individuals with confirmed GID to our endocrine service for consideration for hormonal treatment (HT). Of the 52 patients 45 have male to female (MTF) GID (mean age 38.9 years) and 7 have female to male (FTM) GID (mean age 30.7 years). The age at presentation in this group is approximately 9 years older than in international series for both MTF (39 years v 30yrs) and FTM (31 yrs v 22yrs). The karyotype where analysed has been normal for their phenotypic sex. Twenty-three of the patients had received HT prior to attending our clinic that in only one case had been prescribed by a specialist. A number of patients had obtained HT via the internet or from overseas sources without medical review. Eighteen of the patients have been or are married and 14 of the group have children. The scale of referrals confirms that GID exists in the Irish population to a significant degree. Thus an appropriate care pathway for people with the condition needs to be established. This will facilitate optimum medical management of the patient group and a coherent approach to the many difficult social issues faced individuals with this disorder.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Estrogens; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Prevalence; Testosterone; Transsexualism
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDe Gascun, Cen
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Jen
dc.contributor.authorSalter, Nen
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Den
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-08T14:40:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-08T14:40:31Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.citationGender identity disorder. 2006, 99 (5):146-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid16892921-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135677-
dc.description.abstractGender Identity Disorder (GID) is a relatively rare condition of atypical gender development in which there is a psychological perception of self as masculine or feminine which is incongruent with ones phenotype. GID replaced the term Transsexualism in DSM-IV in 1994. The demographics of GID in Ireland have not been established. Since 2000 we have received 52 referrals of individuals with confirmed GID to our endocrine service for consideration for hormonal treatment (HT). Of the 52 patients 45 have male to female (MTF) GID (mean age 38.9 years) and 7 have female to male (FTM) GID (mean age 30.7 years). The age at presentation in this group is approximately 9 years older than in international series for both MTF (39 years v 30yrs) and FTM (31 yrs v 22yrs). The karyotype where analysed has been normal for their phenotypic sex. Twenty-three of the patients had received HT prior to attending our clinic that in only one case had been prescribed by a specialist. A number of patients had obtained HT via the internet or from overseas sources without medical review. Eighteen of the patients have been or are married and 14 of the group have children. The scale of referrals confirms that GID exists in the Irish population to a significant degree. Thus an appropriate care pathway for people with the condition needs to be established. This will facilitate optimum medical management of the patient group and a coherent approach to the many difficult social issues faced individuals with this disorder.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshEstrogens-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshPrevalence-
dc.subject.meshTestosterone-
dc.subject.meshTranssexualism-
dc.titleGender identity disorder.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Endocrinology, St Columcilles Hospital, Dublin.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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