The American College of Pediatricians urges health professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex as normal and healthful. Facts — not ideology — determine reality. All references are found within the text of the full statement.
Gender studies are leaving the college halls and heading into the lab. Increasingly, there have been more rigorous studies in how transgender people neurologically relate to the sex they identify with rather than their biological sex. From genetics to brain activity, scientists are delving into the complicated cultural, neurological and biological aspects of sex and gender.
The common tactic of the blatant transphobe is to dismiss us as freaks, psychopaths, or even monsters deserving of involuntary institutionalism. The casual transphobe, or crafty one, will instead often use phrasing, like this copied from an online debate I participated in. That would make me as crazy as they are.
Professor, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Umdnj. Adolescents referred for evaluation often want hormonal therapy and several among them also express a desire for gender reassignment surgery. Furthermore, evidence shows that adolescents and adults with gender dysphoria without a sex development disorder, before gender reassignments, are at increased risk for suicide.
Note: I have drawn some of this material from tip sheets that I published previously on my blog and for La Leche League Canada. Transgender men and women, and non-binary and genderqueer individuals, are physiologically capable of breast or chestfeeding, even if they have had previous chest surgery or have never given birth. It is equally important to note that some trans people experience severe gender dysphoria when breast or chestfeeding, and that they may decide not to nurse their babies for mental health reasons.
The study shows that some male fish have reduced sperm quality and display less aggressive and competitive behaviour, usually associated with attracting females of the species, which makes them less likely to breed successfully. Professor Tyler points out that the offspring and grandchildren of transgendered fish can be more sensitised to the effects of those chemicals in subsequent exposures. Using specially created transgenic fish that allow us to see responses to these chemicals in the bodies of fish in real time for example we have shown that oestrogens found in some plastics affect the valves in the heart," Professor Tyler said.
In on-line forums, parents have reported that their children seemed to experience a sudden or rapid onset of gender dysphoria, appearing for the first time during puberty or even after its completion. Parents describe that the onset of gender dysphoria seemed to occur in the context of belonging to a peer group where one, multiple, or even all of the friends have become gender dysphoric and transgender-identified during the same timeframe. Recently, clinicians have reported that post-puberty presentations of gender dysphoria in natal females that appear to be rapid in onset is a phenomenon that they are seeing more and more in their clinic.
The symbol for transgender individuals, center, is flanked by ones for females pink at left and males blue at right. Some transgender researchers say that in recent years they have been feeling more included in the research community. This is part of a Cool Jobs series on the value of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Joshua D. Safer said. As far as we in the mainstream biological-medical community understand it init is hard-wired, it is biological, it is not entirely hormonal, and we do not have identified genes, so we cannot specifically say it is genetic.
The study of the causes of transsexuality investigates gender identity formation of transgender people, especially those who are transsexual. Transsexual people have a gender identity that does not match their assigned sexoften resulting in gender dysphoria. The most studied factors are biological. Certain brain structures in trans women have been found to be similar to cisgender women's as opposed to cis men's, and trans men's have been found to be similar to cis men's, even controlling for hormone usewhich can also cause trans people's brains to become closer to those of cis people of the same gender.