ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Volume : 43 Issue : 6 Year : 2021
Chromosomal Evaluation Results for Transgender Individuals and Questioning the Necessity of Karyotyping [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(2): 166-169 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.67915

Chromosomal Evaluation Results for Transgender Individuals and Questioning the Necessity of Karyotyping

Tufan Çankaya1, Duygu Onur Cura2, Hande Özkalaycı1, Ayfer Ulgenalp2
1Department of Medical Genetics, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Molecular Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, Institute of Health Sciences, İzmir, Turkey

Objective: Gender dysphoria is a condition where an individual is discontent with their assigned gender. Karyotyping is a part of the transition period before hormone therapy to detect the biological gender for most professionals in many countries. Thus, we discussed the requirements for chromosomal analysis of individuals with gender dysphoria considering clinical and genetic findings.
Materials and Methods: Karyotype analyses were used to evaluate 67 unrelated individuals.
Results: Five individuals transitioned from male to female, and the rest transitioned from female to male. No chromosomal abnormalities and/or chromosomal rearrangements were observed, except for an individual who had mosaic Turner syndrome.
Conclusion: This study evaluates the results of chromosomal analysis of individuals with gender dysphoria. From the findings of this study and the literature, we suggest that chromosomal analysis is unnecessary unless evidence for another disorder of sex development is found alongside clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings.

Keywords: Transgenderism, karyotyping, genetics, sex chromosome disorders

Tufan Çankaya, Duygu Onur Cura, Hande Özkalaycı, Ayfer Ulgenalp. Chromosomal Evaluation Results for Transgender Individuals and Questioning the Necessity of Karyotyping. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(2): 166-169

Corresponding Author: Duygu Onur Cura, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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