Kids being true to themselves and their gender identity

Watch as Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, shares stunning statistical information on youth after they have transitioned and are happier, less stressed, less anxious, and more likely to excel in school.
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So what happens to the children who are allowed to transition from one gender to another? What the data is showing is they are happier, the often calm down, they can focus better in school, they feel better about themselves, and they just look more relaxed and calm than they did before they transitioned. So for example, a lot of gender non-conforming youth have been shown to exhibit signs of anxiety, depression, acting out on drugs and alcohol as they get older, even becoming suicidal. When they are allowed to transition and given support to affirm their gender those symptoms go away and they match the mental health of the average teen who is also allowed just to be themselves.

Watch as Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, shares stunning statistical information on youth after they have transitioned and are happier, less stressed, less anxious, and more likely to excel in school.

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Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is a developmental and clinical psychologist in Oakland, California. She is a parenting expert and also specializes in gender studies and psychotherapy and consultation with gender nonconforming children and their families. She is the author of Gender Born, Gender Made:  Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children; Mommies Daddies, Donors, Surrogates, Building a Home Within (co-edited with Toni Heineman), Spoiling Childhood, and Parenting Together. Dr. Ehrensaft has made many media appearances, most recently the Anderson Cooper Day show, and has presented and published both nationally and internationally on the subjects of parenting, child development, assisted reproductive technology, and children’s gender development and gender nonconformity.

Dr. Ehrensaft is the Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a University of California San Francisco-community partnership offering interdisciplinary services to gender conforming children and youth and their families, as well as the psychologist at the UCSF Gender Clinic.

She serves on the faculty of The University of California and is a founding member of A Home Within, a national non-profit organization serving the mental health needs of children and youth in foster care.

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