Recognising the needs of gender-variant children and their parents

  title={Recognising the needs of gender-variant children and their parents},
  author={Elizabeth Anne Riley and Gomathi Sitharthan and Lindy M Clemson and Milton Diamond},
  journal={Sex Education},
  pages={644 - 659}
Gender variance confronts widely held assumptions that children born as males will act like ‘boys’ and children born as females will act like ‘girls’. This imposed binary has the effect of perpetuating negativity towards people who express themselves with gendered variations in attire, behaviour or preferences. Despite the existence of gender-variant individuals in every culture and throughout time, many people are unaware that diversity in gender expression and sexual formation is a naturally… 

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