The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which if adopted could deny certain civil rights protections to an estimated 1. But variation in gender identity is a normal part of human diversity, the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, stresses in a new policy that outlines how to provide supportive medical care for transgender youth. Here are some questions and answers about what can be sometimes blurry lines. Gender identity is more an inner sense of being male, female or somewhere in between — regardless of physical anatomy, he explained. Sometimes that happens at a young age, while for others it may be adolescence or beyond.
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Now, the debate has turned to children and gender. Since gender issues have hit the mainstream in recent years, the number of people seeking gender identity treatment has risen dramatically in the UK, with some of the 14 clinics seeing spikes of several hundred percent, according to the Guardian. Between April to December , nearly unders in the UK were referred to the NHS with gender identity issues, including almost aged 12 or under. There were just 94 in to All things considered, then, why do we still assign gender to children at birth?
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After all, language around gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression can shift rapidly. This glossary was written to give adults the words and meanings to help make conversations easier and more comfortable. Note: These definitions are geared toward adults.