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Children and gender identity: Supporting your child

If your child has questions about gender identity or gender expression, you've probably got questions, too. Find out what you can do to help and support your child.

What are the basics of gender identity?

 

A person's sex assigned at birth, gender identity — the internal sense of being male, female, neither or both — gender expression and sexual orientation are separate things. They can happen in many combinations. Having a particular sex assigned at birth or gender expression doesn't mean a person has any specific gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

Is your child transgender?

 

In many cases children will say how they feel, strongly identifying as a boy or girl — and sometimes — neither or both. While children might go through periods of insisting that they are the opposite g

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