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Brief Summary

Trans Health Factsheet on Trans Children, Teens & their Parents

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Transgender issues are still largely misunderstood, despite an increase in visibility in the media and more information becoming available on the internet. Gender dysphoria is a condition where the mis-match between the biological sex of a person and their gender identity causes great distress, with the risk of suicide and self harm vastly increased in comparison to the general population. Gender variance in children and young people remains a controversial subject, leading to isolation and prejudice for the children and young people affected, and their families. Based on a survey conducted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as well as other information, GIRES estimates that about 1 person in 100 experiences a significant degree of gender variance. The services and support groups that aid these children, teens and their families are seeing a 50% rise per annum in the number of cases referred.

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