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Gender Identity and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Literature Analysis

Two hands making a heart. They have rainbow wristbandsThis review briefly summarizes much of the existing literature on gender-related concerns and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), drawing attention to critical shortcomings in our current understanding and potential clinical implications.

Individuals with autism should enjoy equal rights with regard to treatment for gender dysphoria. Clinicians may be able to assist individuals in understanding this aspect of their identity by broadening the social frame and facilitating an exploration of gender roles.

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