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Hormone therapy boosts body image in transgender youth

Key clinical point: Transgender youth who underwent hormone therapy showed significant improvement in body image dissatisfaction from baseline.

Major finding: The average scores on the Body Image Scale decreased from 69.9 at baseline to 51.7 at follow-up.

Study details: The data come from a longitudinal study of 148 children and teens who underwent gender-affirming hormone therapy.

Disclosures: The study was supported in party by Children’s Health. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Kuper LE et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Mar 27. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3006.