NPR: Parental Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

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Interesting and timely (for me) article and audio report: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/473292576/parent-support-may-help-transgender-childrens-mental-health

Coincidentally (providentially?) I heard this show advertised while driving to see my gender therapist on Sunday. It really fits what I think my story is: awareness as a very young child that my gender is different than my birth sex, and, through unfortunate parenting (which was at least in part due to my mother's bipolar depression) a dysphoria of myself that has been very hard to shake all these decades later.

I can well imagine how, as a parent, this would be. But, here again, we are seeing stories and research emerge that are truly having a positive impact on trans people's lives. Thank goodness!

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