Study: Majority of trans children who transition socially keep new identity
(CNN) - A new study has found that most transgender kids who go through a social transition tend to stick with it.
A social transition means when a child changes their name or pronoun or wear clothes aligned with their chosen gender identity.
The study followed 317 transgender youths, from the ages of 3 to 12. Five years after their initial transition, 94 percent were still living as transgender girls or boys.
A small percentage re-transitioned, either re-identifying as their birth sex or identifying as non-binary. Most often, that happened before the age of 10.
This is the first large-scale study focused on children transitioning more than once.
It was published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.
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