From: The Seattle Times
Groundbreaking UW Study: Transgender Kids’ Gender Identity is as Strong as That of Cisgender Children
Gender identity is as strong in transgender children as it is in cisgender children (those who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth), no matter how long a child has been treated as being a gender they don’t identify with, according to initial findings from a University of Washington study that is the largest of its kind.
The results bolster earlier UW research that has found transitioning doesn’t affect a transgender child’s sense of self.
This research is part of the TransYouth Project, led by UW psychologist Kristina Olson, who earlier this year received the Alan T. Waterman Award, which is given to early-career scientists by the National Science Foundation, and was awarded a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Olson put a $1 million grant from the Waterman award toward the TransYouth Project
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