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Gender identity problems in autistic children

Authors


N. M. Mukaddes, MD, Istanbul Tip Fakultes.ı PTT’si PK:53, Capa Istanbul, Turkey 34272
E-mail: nmotavalli@yahoo.com

Abstract

Several psychiatric and behavioural problems have been described in children with autism. The aim of this case report is to discuss the developmental pattern of cross-gender behaviour in children with autistic disorder. Two boys are described with high functioning autism, followed for about 4 years, who showed persistent gender identity problems.

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