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Friday, March 3, 2017

Transgender conditions and autism


In the recent debate we have seen the argument raised that transgender conditions are in some way related to autism. The reason for this is that statistically speaking, autistic people are more likely to come out as transgender than "neurotypical" people.

There seem to be at least three positions in this debate:

  1. Autism causes transgender conditions.
  2. Autism and transgender conditions may have some common factors.
  3. Autistic transgender people are more likely to understand that they are transgender and they are less afraid to say so.
This has led to some interesting discussions over at Crossdream Life, as in  Trans and autismA freshly released podcast about the overlap between gender dysphoria and autism and in The Sissy Boy Experiment,

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