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  • transgender identity
  • Recent studies provide evidence that biology plays a role in transgender identity development, explained Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD, at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress, May 25-29, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (endocrineweb.com)
  • core
  • both physiologic and social factors contribute to the early establishment of a core identity, which is modified and expanded by social factors as the child matures. (britannica.com)
  • simply
  • Compelling data now suggest that gender identity is not simply a psychosexual construct, but that it is influenced by biology, environmental, and cultural factors," explained Dr. Rosenthal, who is Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, and Medical Director of the Child & Adolescent Gender Center at University of California in San Francisco. (endocrineweb.com)
  • birth
  • In cases where biological sex was ambiguous at birth and errors in sexing were made, it has been almost impossible to reestablish the proper identity later in childhood or adolescence. (britannica.com)