Background: Numerous studies from a variety of biomedical disciplinesgenetic, endocrine, and neuroanatomicalhave begun to shed light on the biological underpinnings of gender identity. Results of these studies support the concept that gender identity is not simply a psychosocial construct, but likely reflects a complex interplay of biological, environmental, and cultural factors.
Objective and hypotheses: This review will highlight data from studies in genetics, a variety of DSDs, and neurobiology which support the concept that biology plays a role in gender identity development.
Method: Literature review.
Results: See objectives, above.
10 - 12 Sep 2016
European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology