Transgender kids aren't confused about their identities

February 2, 2015 10:48 PM

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Transgender youngsters identify as much with their genders as do non-transgender children, a new study says. The findings indicate that transgender children are not confused or delayed in their understanding of gender, as some have suggested, write the researchers in Psychological Science.

“People didn’t know how to conceptualize these kids and their experiences,” said Nicholas Eaton, the study’s senior author from Stony Brook University in New York. “People in the scientific community, the society at large and the media didn’t know how to talk about these kids.”

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