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AMA Journal of Ethics. August 2017, Volume 19, Number 8

Ethics Poll

Iatrogenesis in Pediatrics

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question

A 12-year-old girl identifies as a boy, has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria (GD), and wants to begin gender transitioning with prepuberty hormone therapy. Her physician worries about the long-term iatrogenic risks of therapy. How should the physician respond?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the August 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

Are physicians ethically responsible for physical and emotional iatrogenic effects of medically unnecessary genital surgeries on children?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the August 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

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