Overall, 9.2 percent of high school students report a diverse gender identity, which is more common among minorities than white students, according to a report by HealthDay News. research published online May 18 in Pediatrics.
Kacie M. Kidd, MD, of the Children’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, and colleagues distributed a modified version of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to students in grades nine through twelve. of primary in 13 secondary schools. The survey included a two-step question about gender identity: what is your gender (gender that was assigned to you at birth) and what is your gender identity?
The researchers found that 9.2% of the 3,168 surveys analyzed identified inconsistencies between gender identity and gender assigned at birth. This prevalence was 7.1 percent among white youth compared to 13.4, 14.4, 9.9, and 8.7 percent among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and / or Native Hawaiians (another race); Hispanic; Black; and multiracial youth, respectively. Among young people of diverse gender, gender identity was divided between male, female, and non-binary identities (29.9, 38.8, and 31.3%, respectively), with 13.1% selecting more than one. identity.
“Routinely discussing gender diversity in primary care, through the different ages and stages of development, models our understanding of what is expected and diversity in child identity development should be celebrated. “, write the authors of a publishing house that accompanies it.