Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 1745–1748 | Cite as

A Review Update on Gender Dysphoria and ASD and Response to Corrections

  • Anders Nordahl-HansenEmail author
  • Domenic V. Cicchetti
  • Roald A. Øien


Here we address the earlier published review by Øien et al. (J Autism Dev Disord,, 2018) and the subsequent comments by Zucker and VanderLaan (J Autism Dev Disord,, 2018). The current commentary is a response to the corrections put forth by the latter authors where aspects related to diagnostic criteria of Gender Dysphoria and corrections to the existence of a control group were noted. Additionally, to highlight that research on Gender Dysphoria and ASD is becoming a very fast and growing field we also present an update of the original review which show a 13% increase of empirical studies published only in the past few months.


Autism Gender dysphoria Gender identity Sexuality 


Author Contributions

ANH and RAØ conceptualized and designed the study. ANH and RAØ drafted the initial manuscript. ANH carried out the search and ANH and RAØ did the analysis. RAØ, DVC, and ANH reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

None of the authors declare any conflict of interests.

Research Involving Human and Animal Participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationØstfold University CollegeHaldenNorway
  2. 2.Department of BiometryYale University School of MedicineNorth BranfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of EducationUiT – The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway
  4. 4.Child Study CenterYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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