NEWSWEEK: Scientists Have Carried Out the Biggest Ever Study on Transgender Children—Here's What They Found

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Release date: 18/11/2019

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Simona Giordano, an expert in gender identity and Reader in Bioethics at The University of Manchester Law School, who also did not work on the study, told Newsweek: "The study provides further timely evidence that a child's gender is unlikely to be determined by how parents respond: there is something that comes 'from within', and that the child discovers despite having being encouraged otherwise. The child will follow this internal clue and gravitate towards toys plays and peers that are congruent with the inner gender in the culture of belonging. Parents and families cannot instigate such process: they can facilitate it or impede it."...

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TitleScientists Have Carried Out the Biggest Ever Study on Transgender Children—Here's What They Found
Media name/outletNewsweek
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date18/11/19
DescriptionSimona Giordano, an expert in gender identity and Reader in Bioethics at The University of Manchester Law School, who also did not work on the study, told Newsweek: "The study provides further timely evidence that a child's gender is unlikely to be determined by how parents respond: there is something that comes 'from within', and that the child discovers despite having being encouraged otherwise. The child will follow this internal clue and gravitate towards toys plays and peers that are congruent with the inner gender in the culture of belonging. Parents and families cannot instigate such process: they can facilitate it or impede it."
URLhttps://www.newsweek.com/transgender-kids-living-identity-develop-cis-children-1471729
PersonsSimona Giordano