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Jonathan Kirn/Getty Youth with gender dysphoria have better mental health outcomes when they can access gender-affirming medical care, like hormones or puberty blockers, earlier, according to a new study. The research, published in Pediatrics, found that youth with gender dysphoria—or distress caused by having a different gender identity than the one assigned at birth—who received gender-affirming medical care at a later age had more mental health problems than those who received care earlier. "In particular, being in the late stages of puberty upon presentation to care was associatedRead more on verywellmind.com