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Sunday, July 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fertility Issues For Youth: Puberty Blockers, Hormones and Decision-Making Through The Lens Of Family Building Options

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This workshop 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 both youth and parents or guardians who will be giving legal consent for interventions. A schema will be presented for understanding current and future fertility options for persons with ovaries and testes, with or without puberty blockers and hormones.    We will look at the psychological necessity but developmental disruptions in presenting this information to pre- or early adolescent patients considering either blockers or hormone treatments, information that leads to significant decision-making regarding their child’s future life as a potential parent.



Jen Hastings, MD

Jennifer Hastings, MD is a family practice physician who started the Transgender Health Care Program at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Santa Cruz and has been actively involved in supporting Transgender Health Care Services around the country. An Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF... Read More →

Kathy Hsiao, MD

Kathy Hsiao, MD is a GYN pelvic surgeon and LGBTQ health advocate. She testified as a medical expert witness for the May 2014 landmark appeal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Medicare NCD 140.3 for transgender affirming surgery. Dr. Hsiao has lectured internationally... Read More →
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Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and a developmental and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Oakland, California. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Soda Center - Moraga Hall

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