A critical commentary on follow-up studies and “desistance” theories about transgender and gender-nonconforming children

  title={A critical commentary on follow-up studies and “desistance” theories about transgender and gender-nonconforming children},
  author={Julia Temple Newhook and Jake Pyne and Kelley Winters and Stephen Feder and Cindy Holmes and Jemma Tosh and Mari-Lynne Sinnott and Ally Jamieson and Sarah Pickett},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  pages={212 - 224}
ABSTRACT Background: It has been widely suggested that over 80% of transgender children will come to identify as cisgender (i.e., desist) as they mature, with the assumption that for this 80%, the trans identity was a temporary “phase.” This statistic is used as the scientific rationale for discouraging social transition for pre-pubertal children. This article is a critical commentary on the limitations of this research and a caution against using these studies to develop care recommendations… 
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