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Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents
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Bonifacio, H.J. and Rosenthal, S.M. (2015). Gender Variance and Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 62: 1001–1016 KEY POINTS Gender nonconforming and transgender youth are seeking medical care at younger ages. Youth with gender variance are often marginalized and misunderstood by their health care providers. Mental health comorbidities in youth with gender dysphoria… read more »

Contexts: Learning to Parent Transgender Children
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http://contexts.org/articles/parent-transgender-children/ “Over the past few years, stories of transgender children celebrated by their parents have flooded the Internet. But how do these parents come to be supportive of their gender-variant kids? In a recent article in Gender and Society, Elizabeth Rahilly tries to answer that question. Her interviews reveal that instead of entering parenthood with gender-progressive ideologies, supportive parents learn… read more »

Research Report: Transgender Kids Show Consistent Gender Identity Across Measures
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Found here is a research article which speaks to the results of a small study about how transgender kids show gender identity.  Inside it eludes to a call for more intense and longitudinal studies and speaks of one that the Association for Psychological Science (A.P.S.) will be conducting over the next decade.  Now is the… read more »

Puberty suppression linked to improved well-being in transgender youth
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1. Youth with gender dysphoria (GD; significant discontent with the sex assigned at birth), who underwent treatment with puberty suppression reported significant improvements in GD and body image difficulties.  2. After treatment with puberty suppression, participants reported improvements in global psychological functioning as well as on measures of objective and subjective well-being. Evidence Rating Level:… read more »

Youth Speak Up About Homophobia and Transphobia, The First National Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools, Phase One Report – March 2009
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Posted on 1 March 2009 by Egale Executive Summary High school students are exposed to homophobic incidents that range from hearing “gay” used as a synonym for “stupid” or “worthless” to insulting and assaulting students because of their sexual or transgender identity or their perceived sexual or transgender identity. This report discusses the results of… read more »

Princess Boys, Trans Youth, Queer Girl – Social Action Research Project : Parenting a “gender creative” child in today’s society
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Princess_Boys_Parents_experience_2012_final_report(1) This research report details the findings of a project undertaken with parents of gender independent children. The parent study took place under the auspices of a larger project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Knowledge Development Grant (Manning, Meyer, Pullen Sansfaçon, 2011-2013).  

“I Want Them to Know Who They Are Is Ok”: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students – A Guide for Primary and Secondary School Educators
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Many children and youth, as well as many adults, do not fit the mould of what a “girl” or “boy” is supposed to be. They do not express their gender in stereotypical or expected ways or identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Obviously, these children are also part of our educational system… read more »