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Parent Gender Transition and Intimate Relationship Changes

Gender transition impacts intimate relationships with partners and spouses, as well as relationships with children, often affecting relationship dynamics and family roles. A large national survey found that 41% of transgender (trans) participants were parents. Many trans parents transition after forming a family, while others have children after or even during transition. People over the age of 55 were much more likely to have children than were those who transitioned between the ages of 25 and 44 (82% vs. 38%, respectively, in the national survey). Trans women (male-to-female individuals, or MtF) are more likely to be married and to have children than are trans men.

Indeed, it is becoming more common for people to transition “in place”—that is, with the goal of maintaining their families and ...

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