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