Addressing the Psychosexual Development of Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum Using the Tackling Teenage Training Program

Kirsten Visser (Sarr Autism Expertise Center, Youz, Parnassia Group, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 127
EISBN13: 9781799855248|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2987-4.ch007
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People believe the combination of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and gender dysphoria (GD) is a complicated one. In addition, clinicians can be reluctant to diagnose and treat this combination of problems. In scientific research, several researchers are currently debating the existence of a link between ASD and GD. Nevertheless, everyone agrees that there is more gender diversity among adolescents with ASD than previously thought. The current case study illustrates an example of a gender journey for an adolescent with ASD and the challenges faced by mental health service providers in guiding adolescents or young adults with ASD in this gender quest.
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