Recognize the difference between a phase and being transgender. There are 36 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Back to Gender Dysphoria. I always recommend that the family do a weekend where the child tries out the other gender and see what happens. People who are transgender often choose to live the role of the opposite gender [to their birth-identified gender].
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Cookies make wikiHow better. They were visible in his Axe deodorant and Old Spice shower wash, the joy he exuded when I signed him up for boys' soccer, and the buzz cut he never once regretted. Transgender Emergence: Some adults may have a strong desire to be of a different gender and to be treated as a different gender without seeking medical treatment or altering their body.
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