England’s only NHS youth gender clinic lowered the age at which it offers children puberty blockers, partly based on a study now being investigated.
The last decade has seen a substantial shift regarding psychological and medical approaches to children and adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria.
(Reuters Health) – Transgender adolescents may be less likely to be sexually assaulted when they can use school bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity rather than their sex assigned at birth, a U.S. survey suggests.
The survey of 3,673 trans and nonbinary teens in American middle schools and high schools found that more than one in four reported being sexually assaulted in the previous 12 months.
Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth
Youth explore their genders – both theirs and those of others. Exploration is not only a vessel of discovery and understanding but also of creation. Centering the notion of gender exploration, this article inquires into the ethical issues surrounding care for transgender youth. Arguing that exploration is best seen not as a precondition to transition-related care but as a process that can operate through transitioning, the article concludes that the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth care best fosters youth’s capacity for healthy exploration. Unbounded social transition and ready access to puberty blockers ought to be treated as the default option, and support should be offered to parents who may have difficulty accepting their youth.
BETSY DEVOS SAYS SHE KNEW OF POTENTIAL HARMS—LIKE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOWER TEST SCORES—WHEN SHE RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
Education Secretary Betsy Devos told lawmakers that she knew the harms of rolling back the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students before she rescinded them.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday night raised money for transgender youth by appearing on a video game live stream on Twitch.
Ocasio-Cortez appeared on a livestream, which had been going on for 50 hours and raised more than $200,000 by the time she called in, by YouTuber Harry Brewis, LGBTQ+ outlet Pink News reported.
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.