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Fri May 25, 2018, 04:05 AM

Brain scan can tell kids if they're transgender, study shows

Brain scan can tell kids if they’re transgender, study shows

Josh Jackman
22nd May 2018, 3:05 PM

A brain scan can reveal someone’s true gender, according to a new study.

Both the physical content and actions of a subject’s brain can show that they are transgender, even before they’ve started puberty. 

The study, conducted by Dr Julie Bakker at the University of Liège’s Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, backs up research from March which showed that trans people are born that way.

Bakker explained in her study, titled Brain structure and function in gender dysphoria, that the scans’ results corroborated subjects who reported having gender dysphoria.
“We found that hypothalamic responses of both adolescent girls and boys diagnosed with gender dysphoria were more similar to their experienced gender than their birth sex,” she wrote.

The professor said that this “supports the hypothesis of a sex-atypical brain differentiation in these individuals.”

As well as this finding, Bakker also discovered that the amount of grey matter found in a brain can reveal both male and female subjects’ genders.

She said: “Grey matter volumes of both gender dysphoria groups deviated from the volumetric characteristics of their birth sex towards those of individuals sharing their gender identity.”
Bakker added that these results were exciting.


Earlier this year, researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School compared the brains of trans and cisgender adults and discovered that they are significantly different.

It was found that the insula – a region of the brain – had a distinct volume depending on whether it was in the brain of a trans or cis subject.

The insula plays an important role in people’s body image, self-awareness and empathy.

Giancarlo Spizzirri, first author of the study – which was published in Scientific Reports – said that the result led them to believe that people are trans in the womb.
“We found that trans people have characteristics that bring them closer to the gender with which they identify and their brains have particularities, suggesting that the differences begin to occur during gestation,” he said in a statement.


https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/05/22/brain-scan-can-tell-kids-if-theyre-transgender-study-shows/

The more research the more the science supports that transgenersism is a biological construct.

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Reply Brain scan can tell kids if they're transgender, study shows (Original post)
Matthew28 May 25 OP
mr_lebowski May 25 #1
Canoe52 May 25 #2
TEB May 25 #3
Auggie May 25 #4
Doodley May 25 #5
unblock May 25 #7
Matthew28 May 26 #8
Soxfan58 May 25 #6
Matthew28 May 26 #9
Victor_c3 May 26 #10

Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 04:30 AM

1. BLASPHEMOUS!!! Thru Prayer, Jesus Himself informed me that this is Fake News!!! (nt)

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 05:03 AM

2. Way kewl, answers questions for those that believe science.

for those that don’t, not so much...

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 05:27 AM

3. Just goes to show

That we’re all a bit more complicated than previously thought.

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 06:04 AM

4. ❤️ Science ❤️

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 06:40 AM

5. So a boy could be told he should really have been a girl, even if that boy is

happy to be a boy. This isn't a good path.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #5)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:54 AM

7. yeah actually testing kids and what to do with the results would raise plenty of ethical questions

i'm sure there are some sick parents out there who would kill their own kids if some test said they might be trans.

for now, this is just some interesting science.

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Response to unblock (Reply #7)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:10 PM

8. true,

but you can bet that if the opposite results came out the right would run with it supporting their belief that it's just a mental illness. Sadly, this would result in far the republicans being more successful in excluding trans people from society.

The right only has hatred and we have the science proving that it is biological. That is a powerful.

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Response to Matthew28 (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 06:46 AM

6. There is another way

Give them the freedom to make their own decisions, and be themselves.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #6)

Sat May 26, 2018, 06:11 PM

9. I agree

But the right is trying to convince the fence sitters that it is a mental illness and will never stop fighting against this freedom.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #6)

Sat May 26, 2018, 07:44 PM

10. That works

But to me, the point of the study is that it isn’t a lifestyle choice, it is who you are born as. So we need to all just give transgender people the same respect we give to people born with brown eyes or red hair or whatever traits they are born with.

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