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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adolescents

Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) is a term that refers to people who may not feel that their gender identity or gender expression is in alignment with societally enforced norms of the gender binary of male/female. Whereas sex has historically referred to the binary of male/female, gender identity refers to the sense a person has of being a man, a woman, or some other gender. Gender expression refers to the ways in which persons may select to express their gender identity. TGNC is often used as an umbrella term for people who identify as trans*, transsexual, bi-gender, genderqueer, gender fluid, masculine of center, and many other identities. Genderqueer is also an umbrella term that refers to people who may identify as TGNC but do not ...

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