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Gender incongruence or just plain growing pains? This is how you know it’s the real deal when your kid identifies as trans

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Dr Anastacia Tomson
Dr Anastacia Tomson

Adolescence is challenging for everyone, and there's no doubt that it will be for our children, if they're not already in the thick of it. So when our teens identify as transgender or nonbinary, how do we know whether it's just run-of-the-mill adolescence or legitimate gender dysphoria?

­– Dr Anastacia Tomson

Perhaps stoked by fear that we might lose our kids, or be deemed 'out of touch', most millennial parents seem to be doing what they can to wrap their heads around the heady concept of 'gender as a construct'.

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