In just 3 years, the number of young people who identify as transgender has nearly doubled in the United States, according to a new report by UCLA.
Transgender people are on average younger than the general population. Youth ages 13 to 17 comprise a larger share of the transgender population, rapidly increasing in number by 80% in just 3 years.
While this rapid rise is concerning, it should not come as a surprise. Gender Ideology is being heavily pushed onto young people – in school curriculums, government advertising, the media, and by activist groups.
Even ‘health experts’ seem to be encouraging exploration of gender by youth…
“It’s developmentally appropriate for teenagers to explore all facets of their identity — that is what teenagers do,” said Dr. Angela Goepferd, medical director of the Gender Health Program at Children’s Minnesota hospital … “And, generationally, gender has become a part of someone’s identity that is more socially acceptable to explore.”
Here is a summary of the main findings from the UCLA study:
- Over 1.6 million adults (ages 18 and older) and youth (ages 13 to 17) identify as transgender in the United States, or 0.6% of those ages 13 and older.
- Among U.S. adults, 0.5% (about 1.3 million adults) identify as transgender.
- Among youth ages 13 to 17 in the U.S., 1.4% (about 300,000 youth) identify as transgender.
- Of the 1.3 million adults who identify as transgender, 38.5% (515,200) are transgender women, 35.9% (480,000) are transgender men, and 25.6% (341,800) reported they are gender nonconforming.
- Research shows transgender individuals are younger on average than the U.S. population.
- Youth ages 13 to 17 are significantly more likely to identify as transgender (1.4%) than adults ages 65 or older (0.3%).
- The racial/ethnic distribution of youth and adults who identify as transgender appears generally similar to the U.S. population, though transgender youth and adults are more likely to report being Latin American and less likely to report being White compared to the U.S. population.
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**This post was written by Family First staff writers.