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Presenter(s): Jennifer Hastings, MD, Kathy Hsiao, MD

Date: August 23, 2017

Time: 1:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: 307

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Professional

Fertility Issues for Youth and Adults: Puberty Blockers, Hormones, and Decision-Making through the Lens of Family-Building Options

In our practices, more trans individuals are coming to us with the desire to have their own biological children. For those who have not had gonadectomy, this is a reality: transgender women are contributing their sperm and transgender men are getting pregnant and giving birth. This session will explore current and future options for transgender youth making choices about puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy. We focus on the process of making decisions about the timing of medical interventions from the perspective of future fertility, considering the viewpoints of youth and parents or guardians who will be giving legal consent for interventions, as well as considerations for older transgender individuals.