Huge Proportion of ‘Trans’ Adults Haven’t Medically Transitioned, Survey Finds

By Published on March 24, 2023

A recent Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey purporting to find that transitioning made life more satisfying for transgender adults additionally found that a huge proportion of sampled transgender people had not undergone any form of medical transition.

Most — not all — of the transgender participants had socially transitioned, but fewer than one third had ever undergone puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones, and only one in six had undergone any type of surgery to present as the opposite sex, according to the survey. Additionally, the survey’s definition of transgender included many individuals who didn’t identify as either gender, and most transgender respondents didn’t consistently present as the opposite sex, the survey found.

Among transgender adults, 40% identified as “trans, nonbinary” and 22% identified as “trans, gender non-conforming;” only 22% identified as transgender women and 12% identified as transgender men, according to the poll. Few transgender respondents said they presented as the opposite sex all the time; three in 10 did, 20% presented as the opposite sex “most of the time,” 34% did “some of the time” and 16% “never” presented as the opposite sex.

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The headline of the story on the survey read: “Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives.”

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.


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