Children With Transgender Parents, Psychosocial Outcomes

Between one quarter and one half of transgender people identify as parents among studies of various transgender populations. Based on current population estimates, this finding indicates that there are roughly 175,000 to 350,000 transgender people parenting children in the United States. This entry describes current research on transgender parents, the process of disclosing transgender identity to children, and the documented developmental, social, and identity development of children with transgender parents.

Parenting Characteristics

Parenting rates among transgender people may be related to a variety of characteristics, including gender, cohort, and race/ethnicity. In the majority of studies, a higher percentage of trans women report being parents as compared with trans men. Other gender-nonconforming people, such as people who cross-dress or people who identify as androgynous or gender blended, have ...

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