LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In this space over the past few years, I’ve reported on a number of research studies on transgender youth and virtually all of them have the same findings — trans kids who are allowed to affirm their gender early and began steps towards transition, have significantly better mental health and well being.
The latest study, led by Dr. Maja Marinkovic, comes from Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. Out of 42 patients, all but 2 showed positive results after starting puberty blockers around an average of age 12 then hormone therapy just after an average age of 16. None of the patients dropped out or expressed regret starting therapy.
Marinkovic says families and school staff ought not wait until a child shows signs of depression before being assessed for gender dysphoria — earlier affirmation will offset mental health deterioration.
For those of you that wonder of the need for continued studies and reporting on them: What may seem obvious to us, may not be so for parents, school officials, administrators and legislators. In addition, detractors can cough up fake claims and studies to cloud the issue. The exact same findings by a number of different reputable academic researchers is the best possible evidence to have. This appears to be the case here — independent studies all saying the same thing. Nearly impossible for anyone to debunk.
Help for trans kids and their parents: http://www.transactiveonline.org/index.php
Other recent studies I wrote about:
Dr. Marinkovic’s study: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150308091402.htm
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