The number of young people seeking clinical services appears to be growing as well. It closes with a plug to sign a petition for the passage of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity. Some of these interventions are irreversible. This is still completely reversible, so if they change their minds, they can stop taking the hormone blockers and puberty will commence as usual. The general rule for determining whether a child is transgender rather than gender nonconforming or gender variant is if the child is consistent, insistent, and persistent about their transgender identity. But comprehensive assessments and ongoing mental-health work are also means of ensuring that transitioning—which can be a physically and emotionally taxing process for adolescents even under the best of circumstances—goes smoothly.
Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans.
The couple has kept in touch with us both over the years, sending pictures and updates on their daughter. Think about different types of transgender identities, including non-binary identities such as genderfluid and genderqueer. In the U. When Max was 16, her therapist wrote her a referral to see an endocrinologist who could help her begin the process of physical transition by prescribing male hormones.
She, at least, came around.