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What does it mean if a child is described as transgendered?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Children who behave in a manner differently that what is typical for their gender may be called gender-variant.
Some gender-variant children may be transgender or trans-sexual one day, but many are not. A child exhibiting gender-variant behavior may experience some distress about being a girl or a boy, in which case they may have gender identity disorder.

In brief: Depends

Children who behave in a manner differently that what is typical for their gender may be called gender-variant.
Some gender-variant children may be transgender or trans-sexual one day, but many are not. A child exhibiting gender-variant behavior may experience some distress about being a girl or a boy, in which case they may have gender identity disorder.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Difficult answer

May be because the chromosome analysis does not fit the genital picture, or it can be "psychological".
It is possible to raise a boy as a girl and vice versa in the first 2 years of life and it sticks. Hormones are not the only answer.

In brief: Difficult answer

May be because the chromosome analysis does not fit the genital picture, or it can be "psychological".
It is possible to raise a boy as a girl and vice versa in the first 2 years of life and it sticks. Hormones are not the only answer.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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