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.
Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
These are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.
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.
To release anyone, particularly Indigenous women, transgender and Two-Spirit individuals without a plan is irresponsible and dangerous and does not demonstrate a commitment to reconciliation.
We need to commit to creating safe and inclusive environments for trans and non-binary youth, because when they have those supportive environments, they thrive.
From a safety and fairness standpoint, the new guidelines are reasonable and supported by evidence. They are the best way forward, not just for rugby, but for all sports.
Although the terminology we now use to describe gender would have been alien in the 18th and early 19th centuries, the concepts were understood by many.
New legislative proposals want to allow 'sex testing' of girl athletes through genital exams and genetic and hormone testing.
Trying to get help for gender dysphoria is rigorous and stressful for young people and their families, it shouldn't be this way.
So-called "puberty blockers" work by temporarily suppressing the action of a specific hormone in the body.
If "fairness" is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.
Trans and non-binary people often avoid seeing a doctor because they fear discrimination. Health professionals need better training to provide gender-affirming care.
The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
More than 80 academics have signed a letter to World Rugby urging a new approach with meaningful consultations with transgender athletes.
Latest study confirms robust link between transgender and gender-diverse people and autism.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court as a conservative. But his ruling in a major civil rights case is part of a pattern of justices setting aside ideology to address historic injustices.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why this is one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.