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Transgender children aren’t confused about their gender identity, study finds

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An ongoing longitudinal study of transgender children and their siblings has revealed that these youths have a strong understanding of their gender identity. The paper’s findings, published in the February edition of the journal Psychological Science, counter the belief that transgender children are confused about their gender or are too young to understand what gender means.

“We found that gender cognition in the transgender kids was indistinguishable from their non-transgender peers and siblings,” study author Nicholas Eaton, an assistant psychology professor at Stony Brook University in New York, said in a news release. “They appear exactly like their non-transgender peers [or] siblings, but in the direction of their gender identity, not their sex.”

For instance, a child who was assigned a male sex at birth but not lives life as a girl had responses in the study that were indistinguishable from non-transgender girls.

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I strongly disagree with your findings, maybe you will understand why, after you read my story. I am a 50 year old woman, born and raised in as Catholic in Mexico. I’m am the third child out four sisters. I remember very clearly, when I was a little girl around 4 or 5 years of age, I wanted to be a boy. I remember been at church one Sunday morning, and after mass was over, i approached the priest from our church, and I asked him to change me into a boy, you always hear at mass, all the miracles about God and all the things he can do for as as his children, I knew that priest would help me, being a little i had so much faith in God, Church, Jesus Christ and the priest, I knew in my heart that if I wanted a miracle, the only thing I needed to do was to ask the priest. Of course that never happened. Years passed, and I started to like boys, and I always have. But, i also like women, i never been with another women, i don’t think i ever going to engage in a lesbian relationships. I believe, the desire of my parents to have a boy was so intense, and after having 2 girls prior to me being born, had a lot to do with my desire to be a boy. When I was growing up, i was thought, i was a tomboy, i played with marbles, and other games with all the boys in my neighborhood. I had female friends to, but I was more boyish than girly. I used to wear my hair very short, blue jeans, cowboy boots, I was so skinny and my breast didn’t develop like after I was 12 years old, that I literally looked like a boy. Later on when I was in middle school, boys started to like me, and I started to like boys, and started to have boyfriends. Then I became a mother of a boy, follow by another boy and a little girl. I know I was confused, I am very happy with my gender, as a woman, I very much enjoy my sex life with my male partner. Something triggered my desire to be a boy, I’m glad that my parents and the priest from my church handle it the way they did. I don’t know what outcome would be, if all of this would happen in this era, and they would agree with me, and change me into a boy, I don’t think a parent should take young children word as a fact. We as little kids and growing up, we really don’t know who we are, or what we going to do with our lives until we reach our late teens. You as a researchers, have to do more deep studies, we as children we get influenced by everyone and everything that surrounds us.


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