Children With Trans Parents, Psychosocial Outcomes

On the basis of existing data, it is estimated that between 25% and 50% of trans adults have at least one child. In general, trans parents are likely to have transitioned later in life, after having children, but options are becoming increasingly available for trans people to become parents after transition. Although most studies with trans parents focus on the parent’s experiences and their well-being specifically, few have addressed the experience of being a child with a trans parent. This entry discusses known psychosocial outcomes for children of trans parents, including how they may adjust to having a trans parent or dealing with stigma related to being in a family with a trans parent. It also addresses the unique challenges that trans parents face and ...

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