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The Endocrinologist’s Office—Puberty Suppression: Saving Children from a Natural Disaster?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Humanities, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#29 of 309)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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Title
The Endocrinologist’s Office—Puberty Suppression: Saving Children from a Natural Disaster?
Published in
Journal of Medical Humanities, March 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10912-013-9228-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sahar Sadjadi

Abstract

In the past few years, the introduction and rapid acceptance of puberty suppression has transformed the clinical treatment of children diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder. This essay analyzes the narratives used by some advocates of this treatment, particularly the elements of saving children from the looming disaster of puberty and from future abject lives of violence and suicide as transgender adults. It briefly addresses the potential implications of this account for the well being of the children brought under clinical purview.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 21%
Student > Master 11 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 12%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 6 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 32%
Social Sciences 18 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 10 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 June 2019.
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#1,282,086
of 14,185,267 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Humanities
#29
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Outputs of similar age
#17,345
of 176,867 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Humanities
#2
of 3 outputs
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