Gender Dysphoria: Bioethical Aspects of Medical Treatment

Bizic, Marta R. and Jeftovic, Milos and Pusica, Slavica and Stojanovic, Borko and Duisin, Dragana and Vujovic, Svetlana and Rakić, Vojin and Djordjevic, Miroslav L. (2018) Gender Dysphoria: Bioethical Aspects of Medical Treatment. BioMed Research International, 6 (13). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2314-6141

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Gender affirmation surgery remains one of the greatest challenges in transgender medicine. In recent years, there have been continuous discussions on bioethical aspects in the treatment of persons with gender dysphoria. Gender reassignment is a difficult process, including not only hormonal treatment with possible surgery but also social discrimination and stigma. There is a great variety between countries in specified tasks involved in gender reassignment, and a complex combination of medical treatment and legal paperwork is required in most cases. The most frequent bioethical questions in transgender medicine pertain to the optimal treatment of adolescents, sterilization as a requirement for legal recognition, role of fertility and parenthood, and regret after gender reassignment. We review the recent literature with respect to any new information on bioethical aspects related to medical treatment of people with gender dysphoria.

Item Type: Article
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 22:40
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2023 11:49

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