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Updated October 04, The number of children seeking transgender treatment in Victoria will surge to this year alone, according to new public hospital figures. It comes on the back of a per cent increase over the past decade in new patients seen by the Gender Service at the Royal Children's Hospital.
In order to keep the administration accountable for its policies and help transgender people keep track of actions taken against us, here are the major changes implemented or attempted by the Trump administration:. August 16, : The Department of Justice filed a brief in the U. July 15, : The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an interim final rule that would block the vast majority of asylum-seekers from entering the United States, with deadly consequences for those fleeing anti-LGBTQ violence.
A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine characterizes a variety of health disparities between people who are transgender that is, their gender identity is not the same as their sex at birth and people who are cisgender their gender identity matches their sex at birth. In20 states added questions about gender identity to their survey; five more joined them the following year. Overall, the transgender people were younger, poorer, less white and more likely to be unemployed than their cisgender counterparts.
Exogenous sex hormones may play a role in meningioma development and growth. Thus, transsexual patients being on long-standing hormone replacement therapy HRT may be at particular risk for meningioma development and growth. Here we present two cases of two male-to-female transsexual patients taking HRT for an extended period of time with both patients requiring surgical treatment at our institution due to multiple growing meningiomas.
Despite our many footholds throughout history, especially outside of the western colonial gaze, the narrative that we are a new phenomenon has been widely peddled as a tool to discredit and disqualify us from public life and push us out of view. Dr Julia Serano, a researcher with almost two decades of experience in developmental and evolutionary biology, explores this further. For a parent who is struggling, the idea that some external influence is at fault can be an appealing one — but to fall back on bad science is not the solution.
Gender identity is a person's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman or boy or girl. For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into those two choices. For transgender people, the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal gender identity do not match.
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. Academics have raised questions about the role of social media in the development of gender dysphoria.
B Corresponding author. Email: ken. This review provides an update on the epidemiology of gender dysphoria and transgender identity in children, adolescents and adults.
For additional resources on how to fairly and accurately report on transgender people, please see " In Focus: Covering the Transgender Community " and visit glaad. Transgender women are not cross-dressers or drag queens. Drag queens are men, typically gay men, who dress like women for the purpose of entertainment. Be aware of the differences between transgender women, cross-dressers, and drag queens.