Researchers find biological cause for MTF transsexualism

December 2008
Empty Closet;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 419, p14A
The article focuses on a study conducted by researchers from Australia, which found a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) variation associated with male-to-female (MTF) transsexualism. According to the findings of the study, there is a biological reason why individuals may feel that their body's gender is not their true gender identity. It cites that the study verified that transgender is not a lifestyle decision, but rather a biological condition. It notes that the study should lessen misunderstanding and the stigma against transgenders.


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