New study: Trans kids gender ID deeply held — not confusion or pretense

trans kids patheosLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Major finding from the new research study: trans kids’ gender identity is deeply held — not pretense or the result of confusion.

From the researchers as reported in Medicalxpress: “. . . our results support the notion that transgender children are not confused, delayed, showing gender-atypical responding, pretending, or oppositional—they instead show responses entirely typical and expected for children with their gender identity.” . . .

“The data reported in this paper should serve as further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”

University of Washington psychological scientist Kristina Olson began the study after she watched a friend with a trans child deal with a lack of scientific information for parents of trans kids.

Olson: “Doctors were saying, ‘We just don’t know,’ so the parents have to make these really big decisions: Should I let my kid go to school as a girl, or should I make my kid go to school as a boy? Should my child be in therapy to try to change what she says she is, or should she be supported?”

The study by Olson and co-authors Nicholas Eaton at Stony Brook University and Aidan Key of Gender Diversity will be published in Psychological Science shortly.

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This study pretty much debunks claim that trans kids are pretending, or are confused.

Summary: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-transgender-kids-gender-identity.html

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5 replies

  1. I read this article with interest at Medicalxpress. Thank you for posting these most important items. It is ridiculous that, at 67, I am still waiting for doctors to substantiate what we all know: that gender identity is inherent and not a figment of a child’s imagination. I knew I was female at age two. Fortunately my will was stronger than my parents, peers, and educators. Otherwise, all of that music I made would have never existed because I wouldn’t have lived to twenty.

    Thank you for your service to our world. This earth needs you and brave women like you. I deeply appreciate what you do. Your reporting on the deaths of trans-people alone must take an enormous toll on you. Please stay healthy and well. I could not do what you do. Not many of us could. Thank you so much!

  2. Touche. Great arguments. Keep up the good effort.

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