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QUALITY AND SCIENTIFIC RELEVANCE Nauta, J., Martin-Diener, E., Martin, B.W., Mechelen, W. van & Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (2015). Injury Risk During Different Physical Activity Behaviours in Children: A Systematic Review with Bias Assessment. Sports Medicine, 45 (3), 327-336. doi: 10.1007/s40279-014-0289-0.

Number of articles in top 10% van de publications relevant to the discipline: 81 Number of articles in top 25% van de publications relevant to the discipline: 123

Affiliated members Gender Dysphoria (GD) is the feeling of incongruence between the experienced gender and the assigned sex. It has been well established that gender confirming treatment, the alignment of the physical appearance to the experienced gender, is the most successful treatment option in persons with severe gender dysphoria. Once transgenderism is diagnosed, the person undergoes a comprehensive treatment program including lengthy hormone treatment to acquire more masculine or feminine features, and finally, if desired, gender confirming surgery. The care of people with gender dysphoria is complex and sustained, and involves many disciplines which all cooperate within the center of expertise on gender dysphoria. The treatment is organized in a health care regime which takes more than 4 years. The center of expertise on gender dysphoria of VUmc is the only Center in the Netherlands that offers a complete package of multidisciplinary care for gender dysphoric people of all ages. Over the last years, transgender people have been exposed increasingly in the media. Transgenderism has become more known and gains more acceptance in society. At the same time more and more individuals with gender dysphoric feelings present at our treatment center. Research is organized in a multidisciplinary Gender Dysphoria Research Group. The general aim of our research is to better understand the condition, to better understand the effects and side effects of treatment, and to develop and improve quality of care for subjects with gender dysphoria. Towards this aim studies are performed to increase basic knowledge and to study etiology and development of the disorder. Furthermore, we aim to improve and develop treatment strategies, investigate the effects of treatments, and assess quality of care. The output for 2015 realized by GD staff participating in EMGO+ is listed in appendix 19.

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EMGO+ Annual Report 2015  

In this annual report we present with pride and pleasure the core information about who we are, what we do, what we strive for, and what we...

EMGO+ Annual Report 2015  

In this annual report we present with pride and pleasure the core information about who we are, what we do, what we strive for, and what we...

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