Trans Youth

Often dealing with unsupportive schools or parents, trans teens are in a race against their own bodies - Tilke Wouters

Trans Youth

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How My Family Reacted When I Came Out as Trans

As a teen, your relationship with your body can be stressful even if you’re not questioning your gender identity. Couple that with starting your transition while living with your parents, and the situation can be even more difficult – especially if your parents or school are not supportive.

Despite these challenges, data in certain countries suggests more teens than ever feel comfortable identifying as transgender. For instance, the UK’s Gender Identity Development Service, an NHS clinic aimed at under-18s, has reported a steady growth in referrals since 2014.

We spoke to three Belgian teens about their coming out process and what they’ve learned along the way.


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