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Prompting helps doctors ask teens about gender identity

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29 Dec 2016 - General
 

Gender identity is the gender which one wishes to assume regardless of the birth gender and physical characteristics. Asking a patient about his or her gender will be helpful in enabling them to get the treatment they require. Some patients may wish to be called by a different pronoun than what society usually labels them with. Asking them is considered as respect, however some countries may be disapproving of this. Some individuals too, believe that there are only two genders, and one's gender is defined at birth. What are your views on this issue?

 

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Tahira Nawaz Marinelle Castro Theekshana Abayawickrama Thank you all for contributing to this discussion. Indeed it is a very sensitive issues and doctors need to know how to gently broach the issue. This applies to parents as well, and I think acce...
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Chih Chiang Nieh Inquiring about an adolescent's gender identity is actually a sensitive topic, and there is no universally accepted approach to this concern. Personally, I think that the best way is to inquire directly and explain the importance of the inquiry so that adolescent patients will not feel that they are being personally scrutinized. However, it is very important to practice sensitivity and tact...
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