What Does the Future Hold for Transgender Teens?
The idea that people can feel that they are in the wrong gender bodies is something that many people have never heard of — or don't understand. Being transgender is something some people feel uncomfortable thinking or talking about.
For people who are transgender, the realization that they feel different from others also can be very difficult. They may face rejection, discrimination, and even anger from people who don't understand transgender identity, and it can be a challenge to deal with others' reactions. Not everyone is tolerant or accepting, and transgender teens can face situations that can feel hostile and be unfair. This may lead to feelings of depression and isolation.
Advocacy groups and a growing number of health professionals are committed to helping transgender people find acceptance, support, rights, and care. Many expert medical centers are available to help transgender people address the complex physical and emotional issues they might face.
Like everyone, transgender people want to feel accepted, understood, and supported.