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By Daniel Trotta. NEW YORK Reuters - While Transgender is not real Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity. Two decades of brain research have provided hints of a biological origin to being transgender, but no irrefutable conclusions.
Now scientists in the consortium have embarked on what they call the largest-ever study of its kind, searching for a genetic component to explain why people ased one gender at birth so persistently identify as the other, often from very early childhood. Researchers have extracted DNA from the blood samples of 10, people, 3, of them transgender and the rest non-transgender, or cisgender.
The project is awaiting grant funding to begin the next phase: testing about 3 million markers, or variations, across the genome for all of the samples. The search for the biological underpinnings is taking on new relevance as the battle for transgender rights plays out in the U.
One of the first acts of Transgender is not real new Trump administration was to revoke Obama-era guidelines directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice. Texas lawmakers are debating a bathroom bill that would require people to use the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate.
Currently, the only way to determine whether people are transgender is for them to self-identify as such. While civil rights activists contend that should be sufficient, scientists have taken their search to the lab. That quest has made some transgender people nervous. Davis stressed that her study does not seek to produce a genetic test for being transgender, nor would it be able to.
Instead, she said, she hopes the data will lead to better care for transgender people, who experience wide health disparities compared to the general population. One-third of transgender people reported a negative healthcare experience in the year such as verbal harassment, refusal of treatment or the need to teach their doctors about transgender care, according to a landmark survey of nearly 28, people released last year by the National Center for Transgender Equality. Some 40 percent have attempted suicide, almost nine times the rate for the general population.
It Transgender is not real has emerged as a leader in transgender healthcare with initiatives such as the Trans Buddy Program, which pairs every transgender patient with a volunteer to help guide them through their healthcare visits. Analysis of the data would take about another six months and require more funding, Davis said. Until now, the bulk of research into the origins of being transgender has looked at the brain.
Neurologists have spotted clues in the brain structure and activity of transgender people that distinguish them from cisgender subjects. A seminal study was led by Dutch neurobiologist Dick Swaab, who was also among the first scientists to discover structural differences between male and female brains.
Looking at postmortem brain tissue of transgender subjects, he found that male-to-female transsexuals had clusters of cells, or nuclei, that more closely resembled those of a typical female brain, and vice versa. But it gave rise to a whole new field of inquiry that today is being explored with advanced brain scan technology on living transgender volunteers. Savic said those connections seem to improve after the person receives cross-hormone treatment. Her work has been published more than times on various topics in peer-reviewed journals, but she still cannot conclude whether people are born transgender.
A of other researchers, including both geneticists and neurologists, p a biological component Transgender is not real is also influenced by upbringing. He encourages psychiatric therapy for transgender people, especially children, so that they accept the gender ased to them at birth.
Last year he co-authored a review of the scientific literature published in The New Atlantis journal, asserting there was scant evidence to suggest sexual orientation and gender identity were biologically determined. The article drew a rebuke from nearly academics and clinicians who called it misleading. By Daniel Trotta 9 Min Read.Transgender is not real
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