- To describe weight concerns among gender incongruent youth
- To identify risk factors for obesity among gender incongruent youth
- To highlight special considerations for gender incongruent youth in weight management settings
Julia Sorbara, MD, FRCPC at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Dr. Julia Sorbara received her undergraduate degree in Physiology from McGill University and her medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2009. She trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children. During her fellowship, she earned an MSc from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. She joined the Division of Endocrinology in 2019. Her clinical interests include the care of gender incongruent youth, disorders of calcium and bone health, and the care of children with general endocrine disorders and diabetes.
Resources Mentioned in Session
- Gender Expression Associated With BMI in a Prospective Cohort Study of U.S. Adolescents
- Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Youth with Overweight and Obesity: Implications for Treatment
- Mental Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth Compared With Their Peers.
- Impact of Adolescent Gender Dysphoria on Treatment Uptake in an Obesity Management Program
- Associations between overweight and mental health problems among adolescents, and the mediating role of victimization.