Effective fertility counselling for transgender adolescents: a qualitative study of clinician attitudes and practices
Timothy Chwan Lai, Cristyn Davies, Kerry Robinson, Debi Feldman, Charlotte Victoria Elder, Charlie Cooper, Ken C Pang, Rosalind McDougall
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Fertility counselling for trans and gender diverse (TGD) adolescents has many complexities, but there is currently little guidance for clinicians working in this area. This study aimed to identify effective strategies for-and qualities of-fertility counselling for TGD adolescents based on clinicians' experiences. DESIGN: We conducted qualitative semi-structured individual interviews in 2019 which explored clinician experiences and fertility counselling practices, perspectives of the young person's experience and barriers and facilitators to fertility preservation access. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. SETTING: This qualitative study examined experiences of clinicians ..View full abstract
KP is supported by a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.