Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2016 / 06:09 am
For most young people who experience feelings of gender dysphoria, the experience is in fact temporary, and a non-heterosexual orientation is not as fixed as sometimes claimed, a new overview of the relevant research says.
"Only a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood," said the report, published in The New Atlantis Journal.
As many as 80 percent of men who reported same-sex attraction as adolescents no longer do so as adults. There were "similar but less striking" results for women. The idea of innate sexual orientation is "not supported by scientific evidence," the report said.
Titled "Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences," the report reviews various research studies to examine claims about sexuality and gender.