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Gender Resource Guide


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Fast Facts on Gender Identity and children

  • One study showed that when a teen announces a transgender identity to their peer group, the number of friends who also became transgender-identified was 3.5 per group.

  • In just seven years, there has been a nearly 4,000% increase in children seeking treatment for sexual identity confusion in the United Kingdom.

  • Between 61-98% of children who struggle with their sex as a boy or a girl, come to accept their sex by adulthood. 

  • Identifying as transgender or nonbinary may be linked to autism spectrum disorders. Children with autism spectrum disorders are 7 times more likely to want to be the opposite sex than the general population.

  • After sex reassignment surgery, adult transgender- identified people are nearly 20 times more likely to die from suicide than the general population matched for age and sex. 

  • Studies show that 100% of children who use puberty blockers will go on to use cross-sex hormones, leaving them permanently sterile.

  • The long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones on children and adolescents have not been studied.

  • Girls as young as 13 are undergoing double mastectomies and boys as young as 17 are undergoing full genital sex reassignment surgeries. The long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones have not been studied.

  • Science demonstrates that there are two sex chromosomes—two X chromosomes in females and an X and a Y in males—in nearly every single cell in our bodies.

  • Some transgender-identified patients are being prescribed cross-sex hormones on their very first visit to a clinic.

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