In younger children, the distress can manifest as withdrawal, anger or acting out, said Patricia Berne, a psychologist based in Clayton who works with children with gender-identity issues and their families.
Berne, who has been in practice for more than three decades, has seen an increase in the past five years in teens and children who identify as transgender.
His parents agreed to be interviewed using a pseudonym for their son to protect his privacy.
And though Max, now 9, may seem young, the American Academy of Pediatrics says a person’s awareness of being a boy or girl happens in the first year of life.
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On his first day of third grade last year, Max stopped by the guidance counselor’s office at his suburban St. Max is one of an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States who describe themselves as transgender, with a biological sex that does not match the gender with which the person identifies.
They stood outside the door while the teacher prepared her students for Max’s arrival.“You’ve known Max as a girl,” she told a gaggle of fresh-faced, excited third-graders.
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