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When you are born a doctor will assign you a gender, either "male" or "female" based on the appearance of your genitalia. Gender dysphoria is when your gender identity differs from the one which was assigned to you at birth. Someone whose gender identity matches that which was assigned to them at birth is called a cisgender person.
You have been thinking about this for a long time while they may be completely clueless. The signs that are so clear to you may be invisible to them. Why are your parents so slow on the uptake?
In more and more communities across the United States, transgender teens are comfortable coming out. We talked with experts about what it means to be a transgender teenager—and how adults can best support trans teens, especially during early adolescence. We are all born with a biological sex.
Growing up transgender without strong parental support can be difficult, even life-threatening. Keep in mind that being transgender is not something parents can cause, or change. But parents can play a major role in keeping their transgender children healthy and safe.
Education, advocacy, and support for transgender youth and their families. The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.
If you are the parent of a transgender teen, this book will help you understand what your child is feeling and experiencing. Irwin Krieger is a clinical social worker with many years of experience helping transgender teens. This book brings you the insights gained from his work with these teenagers and their families.
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Jazz Jennings is a student, an artist, an advocate and a published author—and she is only 14 years old. Jazz was assigned male at birth but by age two, was telling people that she was a girl. She started transitioning from male to female when she was in kindergarten.
Because transgender youth are usually dependent on their parents for care, shelter, financial support, and other needs, and because most doctors are reluctant to provide medical treatments to them, transgender youth face different challenges compared to adults. Transgender issues manifest at different times in life in different individuals. In most cases of gender dysphoriathe condition is often apparent in early childhood, when such a child may express behavior in-congruent with and dissatisfaction related to their assigned gender. However, many of these children experience rejection as a result of their differences and quickly attempt to repress them.