Anne Wæhre

  • Consultant; PhD
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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hospital, Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Oslo University Hospital (OUS). Norway.

Trained paediatrician from Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. PhD degree from the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), University of Oslo, in basic medicine and heart failure.

Since 2012 employed at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hospital, Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, with main in interest gender incongruence and diversity of sexual development. 

Background

2023- University of Oslo, Norway. Master’s Degree in health administration

2019-  Post-doctoral research fellow, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Norway.

2017- Senior Consultant and Team leader, Norwegian Gender Team for Children and Adolescents. 

2015- 2016: Senior Consultant. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hospital, Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Oslo University Hospital. Norway.

2014-  University of Oslo, Norway. Specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

2013- Board certified specialist in Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Norway.

2012- PhD, Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), Oslo University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Norway. 

2002-2006- Resident. Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

1994-2000- Medical Degree, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Norway.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

Lectures in gender incongruence for psychologist, medical doctors and students. Fac.Med. University of Oslo.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE 

2022- Awarded as PI The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority Doctoral scholarship for the project:  “The Norwegian Trans Youth Safe Care Study”: Somatic health outcomes of young people applying for the National Gender Team in Norway.

2021- Awarded as PI The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority Doctoral scholarship for the project: “The NORTrans YOUTH study”; Gender incongruence in four Nordic countries.

What are the health outcomes of the applicants for the National Gender Teams in four Nordic countries?

2018- Awarded as PI The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority Post-doctoral scholarship, Title “Gender dysphoria and gender incongruence in children and adolescents”. 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS

Main supervisor: 

2018- PhD Eirik Gulseth Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. “Quality of Life, Psychosocial, Sexual and Functional Outcome in Adolescents operated for Hypospadias in Childhood.”

2020- PhD Line Mediå Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. “Living with a variation in sex development: Follow-up needs in vulnerable periods of life and perspectives on genital surgery”.

2020- PhD Cecilie Nyquist Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. “Gender incongruence in Norway”.

2022- PhD Linda David Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. “Autism Spectrum Disorder and Autistic Features in Norwegian Youth seeking medical help for Gender Incongruence in Norway”.

Co-supervisor: 

2017-2021 PhD Reidar Jessen University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital. “Gender dysphoria in adolescents”.

2020- PhD Henriette Sundhagen Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo. “Gender reassignment surgery in Norway”.

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST IN ACADEMIC, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS 

Ongoing Member of the Research Committee for Children and Youth Clinic, OUS.

2013-2021Deputy Chair of the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REC) leader.

2020 External referee of “The systematic knowledge overview of gender dysphoria” from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's review for medical and social evaluation.

2017-Ongoing Member of National Diversity of sexual development (DSD) team concerning children with ambiguous sex.

 

Publications 2022

Mediå LM, Fauske L, Sigurdardottir S, Feragen KJB, Heggeli C, Wæhre A (2022)
'It was Supposed to be a Secret': a study of disclosure and stigma as experienced by adults with differences of sex development
Health Psychol Behav Med, 10 (1), 579-595
DOI 10.1080/21642850.2022.2102018, PubMed 35898596

Waehre A, Heggeli C, Hald K, Myhre AG, Diseth T (2022)
A 15-20-year follow-up of mental health, psychosocial functioning and quality of life in a single center sample of individuals with differences in sex development
Health Psychol Behav Med, 10 (1), 837-854
DOI 10.1080/21642850.2022.2116329, PubMed 36105256

Publications 2021

Gulseth E, Urdal A, Andersen MH, Diseth T, Aksnes G, Emblem R, Wæhre A (2021)
High satisfaction on genital self-perception and sexual function in healthy Norwegian male adolescents
J Pediatr Urol, 17 (4), 555.e1-555.e8
DOI 10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.02.015, PubMed 33750647

Jessen RS, Wæhre A, David L, Stänicke E (2021)
Negotiating Gender in Everyday Life: Toward a Conceptual Model of Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents
Arch Sex Behav, 50 (8), 3489-3503
DOI 10.1007/s10508-021-02024-6, PubMed 34716499

Publications 2020

Daae E, Feragen KB, Waehre A, Nermoen I, Falhammar H (2020)
Sexual Orientation in Individuals With Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: A Systematic Review
Front Behav Neurosci, 14, 38
DOI 10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00038, PubMed 32231525

Publications 2019

Kaltiala R, Bergman H, Carmichael P, de Graaf NM, Egebjerg Rischel K, Frisén L, Schorkopf M, Suomalainen L, Waehre A (2019)
Time trends in referrals to child and adolescent gender identity services: a study in four Nordic countries and in the UK
Nord J Psychiatry, 74 (1), 40-44
DOI 10.1080/08039488.2019.1667429, PubMed 31556776

Waehre A, Schorkopf M (2019)
Gender Variance, medical treatment and our responsibility
Tidsskr. Nor. Laegeforen., 139 (7), 590-591

Wæhre A, Schorkopf M (2019)
Gender variance, medical treatment and our responsibility
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 139 (7)
DOI 10.4045/tidsskr.19.0178, PubMed 30969045

Publications 2016

Dhondup Y, Ueland T, Dahl CP, Askevold ET, Sandanger Ø, Fiane A, Ohm IK, Sjaastad I, Finsen AV, Wæhre A, Gullestad L, Aukrust P, Yndestad A, Vinge LE (2016)
Low Circulating Levels of Mitochondrial and High Levels of Nuclear DNA Predict Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure
J Card Fail, 22 (10), 823-8
DOI 10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.06.013, PubMed 27349571

Publications 2013

Engebretsen KV, Lunde IG, Strand ME, Waehre A, Sjaastad I, Marstein HS, Skrbic B, Dahl CP, Askevold ET, Christensen G, Bjørnstad JL, Tønnessen T (2013)
Lumican is increased in experimental and clinical heart failure, and its production by cardiac fibroblasts is induced by mechanical and proinflammatory stimuli
FEBS J, 280 (10), 2382-98
DOI 10.1111/febs.12235, PubMed 23480731

Engebretsen KV, Waehre A, Bjørnstad JL, Skrbic B, Sjaastad I, Behmen D, Marstein HS, Yndestad A, Aukrust P, Christensen G, Tønnessen T (2013)
Decorin, lumican, and their GAG chain-synthesizing enzymes are regulated in myocardial remodeling and reverse remodeling in the mouse
J Appl Physiol (1985), 114 (8), 988-97
DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.00793.2012, PubMed 23412898

Publications 2012

Waehre A, Vistnes M, Sjaastad I, Nygård S, Husberg C, Lunde IG, Aukrust P, Yndestad A, Vinge LE, Behmen D, Neukamm C, Brun H, Thaulow E, Christensen G (2012)
Chemokines regulate small leucine-rich proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix of the pressure-overloaded right ventricle
J Appl Physiol (1985), 112 (8), 1372-82
DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.01350.2011, PubMed 22345433

Publications 2011

Waehre A, Halvorsen B, Yndestad A, Husberg C, Sjaastad I, Nygård S, Dahl CP, Ahmed MS, Finsen AV, Reims H, Louch WE, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Vinge LE, Roald B, Attramadal H, Lipp M, Gullestad L, Aukrust P, Christensen G (2011)
Lack of chemokine signaling through CXCR5 causes increased mortality, ventricular dilatation and deranged matrix during cardiac pressure overload
PLoS One, 6 (4), e18668
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0018668, PubMed 21533157

Publications 2010

Benyi E, Berner M, Bjernekull I, Boman A, Chrysis D, Nilsson O, Waehre A, Wehtje H, Sävendahl L (2010)
Efficacy and Safety of Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis Operation around the Knee to Reduce Adult Height in Extremely Tall Adolescent Girls and Boys
Int J Pediatr Endocrinol, 2010, 740629
DOI 10.1155/2010/740629, PubMed 21151661

Vistnes M, Waehre A, Nygård S, Sjaastad I, Andersson KB, Husberg C, Christensen G (2010)
Circulating cytokine levels in mice with heart failure are etiology dependent
J Appl Physiol (1985), 108 (5), 1357-64
DOI 10.1152/japplphysiol.01084.2009, PubMed 20224000

Publications 2009

Dahl CP, Husberg C, Gullestad L, Waehre A, Damås JK, Vinge LE, Finsen AV, Ueland T, Florholmen G, Aakhus S, Halvorsen B, Aukrust P, Oie E, Yndestad A, Christensen G (2009)
Increased production of CXCL16 in experimental and clinical heart failure: a possible role in extracellular matrix remodeling
Circ Heart Fail, 2 (6), 624-32
DOI 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.108.821074, PubMed 19919988

Publications 2008

Husberg C, Nygård S, Finsen AV, Damås JK, Frigessi A, Oie E, Waehre A, Gullestad L, Aukrust P, Yndestad A, Christensen G (2008)
Cytokine expression profiling of the myocardium reveals a role for CX3CL1 (fractalkine) in heart failure
J Mol Cell Cardiol, 45 (2), 261-9
DOI 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2008.05.009, PubMed 18585734

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