An obstetrician-gynaecologist (OB-GYN) has perfectly shut down the idea that biology and science invalidate trans and non-binary people’s existences.
A new study led by researchers from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Australia has identified 12 significant genetic differences between transgender women and non-transgender males. It is hypothesized that these genes, known to be involved in sex hormone signaling, possibly contribute to a person’s ultimate sense of gender identity.
The study analyzed the DNA of 380 transgender woman, compared to a control of 344 non-transgender males. The results identified twelve functional genetic variants in transgender women correlating with genes involved in regulating the sex hormones estrogen and androgen.
“This is the world’s largest and most comprehensive study examining changes in genes that control sex hormone signaling in transgender women,” says lead author on the study, Vincent Harley. “It identifies several new genes or genetic variations never before looked at in gender dysphoria.”
Sometimes you find a tiny patch of rock in an underwater cave that’s so perfect that you just have to sit there for seven years without moving. According to a new study in the Journal of Zoology, a salamander living in a cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina has done just that, after it was observed on the exact same spot for 2,569 days.
Avoid essentialist biases and treat all identities, non-binary, gender nonconforming, trans, or cis, as equally valid.
Trans children who live as the gender they identify with act and develop similarly to their cisgender counterparts, according to a new study.
An increasing recognition of this complexity by researchers and the public has affirmed that gender sits on a spectrum: People are more and more willing to acknowledge the reality of nonbinary and transgender identities, and to support those who courageously fight for their rights in everything from all-gender bathrooms to anti-gender-discrimination laws. But underlying all of this is the perception that no matter the gender a person identifies as, they have an underlying sex they were born with. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of biological sex. Science keeps showing us that sex also doesn’t fit in a binary, whether it be determined by genitals, chromosomes, hormones, or bones…
Actual research shows that sex is anything but binary.
We want to live our truth in the present and define our own future – not be algorithmically chained to false identities
A new study that was conducted with 85 non-conforming children, aged three to 12, has found that children perceive their own genders earlier than previously thought. The team asked study participants how close they felt to boys or girls, and which gender they were.