Guest post: Medical doctor dismayed that her own 15-year-old is transitioning


A few days ago, a commenter called “worried doc” wrote to me. She is a physician herself, but is highly skeptical of the current transition trend. Not only is her own teenage son embarking on this medical journey. He is also enrolled in the new multicenter NIH study of pediatric medical transition. Here is her story.

“First, Do No Harm”: The Gender Dysphoria Hustle

by Worried Doc

I am surprised and dismayed to find myself having to write this letter. I am a physician, having practiced for forty years as a specialist in primary care medicine. As such, I would occasionally have patients who would complain of “being in the wrong body”, not being comfortable with who they are, or similar concerns. Having no way in my practice to evaluate or deal at all with this constellation of symptoms, I would refer them to what I presumed was appropriate…

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