Parents lose custody of transgender teen

Family | A judge rules the child is better off with grandparents who support hormone therapy
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/16/18, 02:52 pm

An Ohio couple on Friday lost permanent custody of their teenage daughter because they didn’t want her to undergo sex-change treatment.

Cincinnati-area Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon removed the girl from her parents’ custody and turned her over to her maternal grandparents, who support the 17-year-old’s desire to indentify as a boy. The teen moved in with her grandparents early last year.

The names of the girl and her parents and grandparents are sealed by court order.

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What’s behind the surge in transgender teens

Sexuality | Experts cite the mass marketing of transgenderism to youth
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/09/18, 02:04 pm

A growing number of teens are identifying as transgender or gender nonconforming, according to a study released this week.

The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, found nearly 3 percent of Minnesota teens in 2016 said they were “transgender, genderqueer, genderfluid, or unsure about [their] gender identity.” The survey looked at data from nearly 81,000 public high school ninth and 11th graders.

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India’s missing women

Family | A new report shows sex-selective abortion reinforces the ‘son preference’
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/02/18, 04:02 pm

There are 63 million women statistically “missing” in India today due to a preference for sons, according to the Indian government’s annual economic survey released Monday.

The report attributed the nation’s skewed ratio of men to women (1,108 males to evey 1,000 females) largely to sex-selective abortions, called “female feticide,” along with disease, neglect, and inadequate nutrition.

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