Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
Across the US, politicians, activists and transgender people are fighting over the right to access transgender medical care. Rarely is the care itself actually discussed. This is that discussion.
Some skeptics say that the growing prevalence of transgender teens is a fad. But history and some recent research show it’s not so simple.
The proportion was the largest the study’s authors had ever seen.
Few trans kids in the early 20th century had access to information about trans life. That they still faced down the judgment of parents and doctors is a testament to the truth of their dysphoria.
For trans youth who couldn’t be themselves in real life, the internet became a place for connection and self-expression.
Since there is no typical transgender athlete, broad rules don’t seem appropriate. But that’s exactly what legislation seeks to do.
Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it’s in the patients’ best interests to do so.
A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.
Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
The survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
A psychologist and expert on gender diversity explains strategies for creating a healthy environment for trans or nonbinary kids.
Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.