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25 May 2018. Forum/KQED/NPR
According to the American Psychiatric Association, children as young as two can present with gender dysphoria, defined as a conflict between a person's assigned gender and that with which they identify. To many clinicians, and to parents of kids who persistently identify with the nonconforming gender, social transition -- which can include changing a child's name, preferred pronoun, or dress -- is the best way to ensure happiness and emotional well-being. But other experts worry that kids who socially transition too young may suffer adverse effects should they later change their minds about their gender identity. We'll explore the issues.
23 May 2018. The Science of You/KQED/NPR
- Many gender clinicians now recommend parents 'socially transition' kids who persistently express a transgender identity.
- But research has shown most children will give up their transgender identity by the time they are adolescents.
- Not all researchers agree, though, that this research is valid.
7 August 2017. Associated Press (AP). Jocelyn Gecker.
EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, California's Rainbow Day Camp is very conventional, with kids making friendship bracelets, playing basketball and singing songs. But in other ways, it's extraordinary unique.
The day camp in El Cerrito, in the San Francisco Bay Area, caters to transgender and "gender fluid' children, ages 4 to 12. Experts say it's one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers.