…I don’t know if this is true for everyone or is just one of many vectors that cause gender dysphoria.
New Australian Study Suggests Genetic Link To Transgender IdentityWe should not expect an Aha moment. Nature is complex, it does nothing simply and there can be many other factors that causes gender dysphoria. We shouldn’t be locked in to any one way to be trans, if you don’t have that characteristic then you’re not trans. What is still the most accurate way to determine if a person is trans is to ask them.
October 3, 2018
A new Australian study has uncovered evidence of a genetic link underpinning gender dysphoria in transgender people.
The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests a link between being transgender and changes in genes that process the sex hormones estrogen and androgen.
For the study, scientists at Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of Medical Research analysed DNA from 380 transgender women and the findings were compared to the DNA of 344 cisgender men.
Researchers used the data to examine 12 genes which determine hormone signalling and found four of them had small but significant differences in trans women compared to men.
The study suggests these genetic changes may alter the levels of sex hormones that determine gender identity in a brain that’s developing.