Though we can't always pinpoint what causes someone to be transgender, we do know that it's often known from a very early age and those with the identity complex don't share a common experience that could be an external factor. Rather, we're finding that there can be multiple genetic causes of the condition. Some who once identified as transgender did genetic testing to discover they are intersex, a condition in which they have the chromosomes for one gender but the genitalia of another. Others are likely caused by hormonal or neurological conditions that aren't matched with the genitalia they developed in the womb.
I preface this by saying I fully support transgender rights.
People often say that people are born transsexual. I have read about things at birth correlating with being transsexual. However, there is a difference between that and being born that way. You can only say you are born that way if factors at birth account for 100% of the causation.
Consider this scenario, a biological male born in New York City grows up to be a transwoman.
Now say that same biological male was raised on an island where there are no people who are either biological female or who identify as female and there is no internet or any kind of media from outside the island that would let him know what a woman is.
Clearly he couldn't become transsexual under those circumstances. So there you go, learning about what "gender" is and what "boys" and "girls" are has to be part of the development of gender identity.
And since no two children have identical experiences in learning about any concepts one might expect that with the same inborn factors the same child under different circumstances may end up transgender in one and cisgender in the other and in some cases in the middle.
A person's gender identity is valid regardless of how it developed. I'm just pointing out that it's more likely to be a mix of nurture and nature than nature alone.
Biological reality and gender identity are two different things. To change one's gender identity is a conscious decision and is influenced by environmental factors which hinge around social interactions, and some forms of education, often self-motivated. In the 20th century, people who chose to change gender based upon an inability to accept their biological gifts were considered to be mentally ill. I do not believe that this is the true. However, if your sex at birth is not the one you identify with then you have gone through an analytical process to come to that conclusion. Let us define gender:the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones). Since this is the definition of gender, it is impossible for someone to be born transgender. Gender is formed by sociological and psychological interaction to ones environment and the conscious deliberations and decisions that one makes in relation to these experiences. Being born transgendered is a biological impossibility. If you are transgendered don't look for an excuse to justify your decision, DON'T BE A COWARD, man-up, be brave and stand for something instead of hiding behind the" skirt" of MOTHER NATURE!!!
I don't believe that you can be born transgender you're either born male or female & I don't believe that a 2 yr old on up to a late teen can be a transgender being that young I believe that their parents put it in their mind and GOD will judge them for that
If you believe in God, you would know that He makes no mistakes. If God created you as a boy, you are a boy. If He created you as a girl, you are a girl. There are other factors after a person is born which causes them to feel they are the sex. But I get truly offended when a person says they are in the wrong body. Because that means they think God made a mistake.
You have to be either a boy or a girl fist. Many transgender people say they were born as one gender but feel as if they were in the wrong body. Also, you need to get surgery too because I know someone who is transgender and they had to go through surgery.
Make or female, everyone is born with a neutral brain. Only sexuality is predetermined. Seems to me that transgenders are homosexuals that can't accept who they are. And why is it that they are all "dizzy blondes" and over the top attention seekers? It's a scientific fact that all brains are gender neutral.