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What Does The Transgender Brain Look Like?

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What does it mean to be transgender, and what does it look like in the brain?

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Networks of the brain reflect the individual gender identity

“Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception.”

White matter microstructure in female to male transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A diffusion tensor imaging study

“Some gray and white matter regions of the brain are sexually dimorphic.”

The microstructure of white matter in male to female transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A DTI study

“Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been shown to be sensitive in detecting white matter differences between sexes. Before cross-sex hormone treatment female to male transsexuals (FtM) differ from females but not from males in several brain fibers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether white matter patterns in male to female (MtF) transsexuals before commencing cross-sex hormone treatment are also more similar to those of their biological sex or whether they are more similar to those of their gender identity.”

Transgender children: more than a theoretical challenge

“This paper is about one of the most marginalised and excluded groups: transgender children.”

Transgender kids show consistent gender identity across measures



“A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense.”
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