Tuesday, November 19, 2019

We Know.

You have probably read about the court fight down in Texas for a trans child, the father denies that he has a daughter and is trying to prevent her transition. Then the governor of Texas and other politicians stepped in and are mucking up her life by trying to pass a law making it a crime for a child to transition.

Well now a new report came out showing that we know at a very early age that we’re trans.
Trans children have 'strong sense of identity' from early age, study finds
By Rachel Savage
November 18, 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an early age, according to a study published on Monday.
The project marked the first time that transgender children - those who do not identify as the gender they were born with - had been studied from such a young age, according to the researchers.

It comes amid fierce debate in several Western countries over the number of children being referred to gender identity clinics and sometimes going on to have hormonal treatment in adolescence that affects how they develop.

“Our data thus far suggest that the act of transitioning probably isn’t affecting gender identity one way or the other,” said Kristina Olson, a psychology professor who leads the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington.
The study concluded that children “develop a strong sense of identity at an early age, that this identity is not necessarily determined by sex assigned at birth, and that children may hold onto this identity even when it conflicts with others’ expectations”.
For me I think that knew around the age of seven that I should have been a girl.

Back then there was no terminology for how I felt, and if I said anything I probably would sent to therapy because being “Gay” was a psychology condition, but then I wasn’t gay, I just wanted to be a girl. However, back then that was considered the same thing.

The article goes on to say,
 The researchers noted several limitations to their results: all children had transitioned with the support of their parents and were American or Canadian. A majority had wealthy, white, highly-educated parents.

“We do not know how the results may have differed if we had studied children who identify as transgender but have not yet transitioned, or children who live in less supportive environments,” it said.

Like most studies intersectionality is not taken into consideration, how race, religion, nationality, and socioeconomic status effect us when we transition. Also the study didn't look at how having a supportive family affects the transition and creates a positive or negative outcome.

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