The Science of Being Transgender ft. Gigi Gorgeous



What can science teach us about gender identity and dysphoria?
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Further Reading/References
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK9967/
http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/xx-male-syndrome-0
https://academic.oup.com/endo/article/142/8/3281/2988779
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3896179/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4350266/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21334362
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4350266/
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/917990-overview#a4
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7477289
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22941717
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4037295/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10983252
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17765230
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23398495
https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf
https://globalnews.ca/news/3648571/transgender-gene-study/
http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/transgender.aspx
http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/lgbt-issues-stem-diversity/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26511-out-in-the-open-is-science-lgbt-friendly/
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/remembering-the-transgender-scientist-who-changed-our-understanding-of-the-brain/549458/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-biology/born-this-way-researchers-explore-the-science-of-gender-identity-idUSKBN1AJ0F0

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41 thoughts on “The Science of Being Transgender ft. Gigi Gorgeous

  1. I'm sorry, but I still have to disagree with this video. And I have some questions:
    1) How do we know the brains of trans people are supposedly identical to the gender they identify?
    2)Why must transpeople act in stereotype of their preferred gender?Won't that reinforce gender roles?
    3)What about those apparently diagnosed with gender dysphoria as children, but then grow out of it as they reach puberty?
    4)What does this say about those who identify as "gender-fluid" or "non-binary"? What does their brains resemble?
    5)Why is gender reassignment surgery recommended to those with gender dysphoria if the suicide rate actually remains the same at 41%, regardless of peer acceptance and successful hormonal treatment?

  2. This is the most scientific vid I've seen on this subject. Very interesting. Can any1 give me a link to studies or peer reviewed papers on the subject to do further research please

  3. The help is transitioning. I have gender dysphoria, and for me it’s transition or suicide. I’ve tried everything and I’m sick and tired of people that think saying,” gEt tHesE peOplE sOmE heLp” makes any difference, as if you support us.

    Just say it, say it already. You want us to go kill our selves so you don’t have to deal with occasionally seeing us on a YouTube video you chose to click on. Say it. Or you want us to go to conversion therapy, which ends in the same result. If we go there, we hold it in until we’re married, have kids, and then people yell at US for deciding to finally be ourselves, because we were pushed into the closet one too many times.

    Obviously, people who aren’t transgender care so much about us. It’s almost like a fetish or something. Regardless, ContraPoints is a YouTuber that someone may like, same with Kalvin Garrah and Blaire White. If you try to argue “XY chromosomes,” do you see a person’s face or their chromosomes when you first meet? Obviously, chromosomes are no where near as important. If we, somehow, lived in a day and age where we didn’t know about chromosomes, then what? There have already been studies supporting trans people, so if there was a part of the brain that just read our true gender, would all of you back off? No. No matter whether or not chromosomes existed, you all would still find something to hate on us about. Even if there was nothing but your own bigotry, you would use that.
    Quit using your bible or you science textbook from middle school to denounce trans people, just understand gender dysphoria and how, mentally, transgender people live happy lives if everyone would just accept them. Countries where transgender people are already accepted have low suicide rates, while other places that do not have them drastically higher.

    So stop blaming us for being ourselves, and take a look at yourselves, as that is where the real issues, the real mental illness, lies.

  4. Can someone explain non binary and gender fluidity? I can respect everyone who's nice to me it doesn't matter what they identify as but I can't completely understand why or how a person feels like they don't belong to a gender. I just want to understand that.

  5. I’m not trans or anything but I just really liked the video… that’s all. Sending love to y’all trans or not trans even the haters, even you guys need some love sometimes ❤️

  6. There is no such thing as transgender. It’s homosexuality nothing more or nothing less. If you was born a boy you are a boy if your born a girl you are a girl. If you choose to go through surgeries to change the outer parts of your body to be something your not that’s all your doing. Your male DNA can’t be changed or female DNA can’t be changed.
    There multiple people who changed their bodies then got saved accepting Jesus Christ, the Lord saved them and forgave them of their SIN. They live a Christian life, those who reject Jesus Christ will burn in Hell for eternity.

  7. Careful there bud. God is a jealous god with wrath. Turn to Jesus and stop lying about science and biology. Transgenderism is a lie and you lie as well. God is not a laid back guy. Sin is dangerous stop lying.

  8. Thank you SO much for making this video, you do not know how much this means to me, especially now that I am able to show this to my mom and help her understand that trans people are real and there are differences in the male and female brain 🙂

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