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Trans positive parents equates to positive trans kids says UW study

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Another great article from Lexie Cannes.


willa naylorLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Really, it doesn’t get simpler than this: parents who let their transgender kids chose their names and express their preferred gender identity results in good mental health outcomes says a new study published in Pediatrics. The study was conducted by University of Washington Professor Kristina Olson.

This study also indicates that trans people are not automatically doomed to mental health problems.

Co-researcher Katie McLaughlin: “[the findings] suggest that mental health problems are not inevitable in this group, and that family support might buffer these children from the onset of mental health problems so commonly observed in transgender people.”

Professionals are saying the study is “crucially important” and the findings are matching what they’re seeing in the real world:

Sarah Painer of Cincinnati’s Transgender Health Clinic: “I think the study is really reflective of what we see in practice. . . . I…

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