Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen und Geschlechtsdysphorie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen: Systematisches Review zur gemeinsamen Prävalenz


OBJECTIVE: The review systematically reviews the literature on co-occurring gender dysphoria/gender variance and autism spectrum disorder among children and adolescents.

METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted for the years 1946 to December 2018.

RESULTS: 144 publications could be identified in the literature search. Out of these, 22 publications met the inclusion criteria for the systematic review. 4.7 to 13.3 % of the children and adolescents with primarily diagnosed gender dysphoria/variance examined in the studies also had an autism diagnosis. In samples of children and adolescents with primarily diagnosed autism gender variance was overrepresented with a prevalence of 4 to 6.5 %.

CONCLUSION: The results of the systematic review point towards an overrepresentation of co-occurring gender dysphoria/variance and autism spectrum disorder. Methodological and clinical implications are discussed.

Bibliographical data

Translated title of the contributionAutism Spectrum Disorders and Gender Dysphoria Among Children and Adolescents: Systematic Review on the Co-Occurrence
Original languageGerman
Publication statusPublished - 09.2020
PubMed 32542639