Some Teens Are ‘Trying Out Being Transgender,’ but It’s Not What You Think

In a world that is fascinated with Caitlyn Jenner, are teens trying to be transgender because it’s popular?

An Australian expert who works with transgender clients discovered that may be a possibility.

Adolescents are “trying out being transgender” to stand out or gain attention from their peers, psychiatrist Stephen Stathis told The Courier Mail last week. “One said to me, ‘Dr. Steveā€¦I want to be transgender, it’s the new black,” he recalled.

Stathis runs Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. He said a gender dysphoria diagnosis is rare and affects only a minority, 180 minors, he will see at his clinic this year.

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