Majority of Children with Gender Confusion Naturally Resolve the Issue

A recent study from the Netherlands published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that gender confusion among children tends to decrease with age.

The study followed a group of 2,772 teens for 15 years and found that by age 26, most individuals who were uncomfortable with their gender at age 11 no longer had those feelings.

The researchers from the University of Groningen noted that gender non-contentedness, while common in early adolescence, generally decreases with age and is associated with self-concept and mental health issues

Girls were more likely than boys to report gender non-contentedness at ages 13 and 16, but the majority of adolescents did not experience these feelings.

Mary Rice Hasson, from the Person and Identity Project, cautioned against pressuring minors to change their gender, emphasizing the importance of giving children time to mature and feel comfortable in their own skin.

The study provides valuable insights into the prevalence of gender dysphoria among adolescents in the general population, highlighting the need for a more nuanced approach to addressing gender identity issues in minors.

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