Answers About Transgender Issues, Part 3 – By The New York Times

Following is the third and final set of responses from Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, who is working on “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” a resource guide for transgender and other gender-variant people, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history and theory.

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I’m curious what you think about delaying puberty for trans youth. (There was a recent NPR story.) It seems, from a lay perspective, like a good option for about-to-be-pubescent youth who – for whatever personal, medical, or familial reason – aren’t a candidate for immediate gender reassignment surgery. Are there medical risks? Advantages?

– Posted by Eve Goodman