15 May 2017 17:24 IST

Is there something unique about the transgender brain?

Research suggests that there is a biological basis for transgender identity

In this article in Scientific American, it says some children insist, from the moment they can speak, that they are not the gender indicated by their biological sex. In which case, it there a possibility that this knowledge lies in a biological component?

According to various studies, there is a likelihood that there is a biological basis for gender dysphoria. But it will be a long time before a doctor can do a brain scan on a child and say, “Yes, this child is trans.” Until then, one can only continue research and attempt to be as trans-inclusive as possible. For details on the studies, read the article.