UCLA Study: 27 Percent of California Teens are ‘Gender Nonconforming’

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A study conducted by UCLA’s Williams Institute found that a significant percentage of people between the ages of 12 and 17 in California self-identify or state that others view them as “gender nonconforming,” and not male or female.

Furthermore, the teens do not suffer from a higher suicide risk compared to their “gender conforming” counterparts, contrary to previous studies.  

The study of “gender nonconforming” young people was based on the California Health Interview Survey, which asked 1,594 individuals in the age range two questions. The Williams Institute is a sexual orientation and gender identity think tank. 

The first question asked, “Are you male or female?” A follow-up question asked interviewees to provide the following determination:

A person’s appearance, style, dress, or the way they walk or talk may affect how people describe them. How do you think other people at school would describe you?

• Very feminine
• Mostly feminine
• Equally feminine & masculine
• Mostly masculine
• Very masculine

Authors of the study categorized male participants who said others described them as “very feminine” or “mostly feminine” as “highly gender nonconforming.” Likewise, female respondents who said others see them as “very masculine” or “mostly masculine” were put in the same box. Respondents who responded with “equally feminine and masculine” were categorized as “androgynous.”  

As Breitbart remarks of the study, young people organized into “highly gender nonconforming” numbered 59. 331 others were categorized as “androgynous.” Most of interviewees, numbering 1,204, sat firmly in the “gender conforming” category. In other words, they adhere to the gender binary of male and female.

In addition to the survey, the Williams Institute and UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research evaluated perceived mental health differences between “gender conforming” and “gender nonconforming” teenagers.

The organizations found no significant differences in the rates of suicidal thinking and suicide attempts between the two groups. The discovery contradicts studies cited by transgender activists who claim that “gender nonconforming” youth struggle with higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.

However, as noted by the study, “gender nonconforming” youth were found to be twice as likely to suffer from mental illness compared to individuals comfortable with their biological sex.

“The data show that more than one in four California youth express their gender in ways that go against the dominant stereotypes,” said lead author Bianca D.M. Wilson of the Williams Institute. “However, the heightened psychological distress we see among gender nonconforming youth indicates that we must continue to educate parents, schools and communities on the mental health needs of these young people and reduce known risk factors, such as bullying and bias.”

Source: Williams InstituteBreitbart.

Photograph courtesy of Charleston City Paper.

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  4. Steve

    December 30, 2017 at 7:32 am

    These children in California have been driven insane by leftist progressive totalitarian pedophiles like Weinstein and Polanski. California is filled with sexual deviants fascinated by sodomy. This is sad; teachers were never meant to destroy families.

  5. Hairaticrick

    December 30, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Clearly Munchausen syndrome or Munchausen syndrome by proxy, I do not really care any more. If they want to play stupid games then give them a stupid prize.

    I’m going to accept that they have evolved or better de-evolved into these new and improved beings. Therefore, we must bind these nonbinary de-evolved homunculus or humunculi to their non binary self and give then the surgical and chemical treatment to insure that they never reproduce! That is the deal we should give them that they cannot refuse.

  6. Noishkel

    December 30, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Well after reading this garbage study I can say that this is way more about the terrible state of modern sociological research than gender identity. Basically they phone interview about 1600 kids from the bay area and give them a bunch of leading questions to create a narrative that a kid with various level of femininity or masculinity is a new gender identity. This BS was built from the ground up to get this kind of result.

  7. Aleric

    December 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Stupid CHILDREN who think this is some sort of game where they go along with their mentally ill friends and claim to be something they are not. I used to hear this crap from girls who liked to claim they were bisexual, when I asked how many girls they had had sex with NONE of them had but they counted kissing another girl as being enough to count. CLUELESS PEOPLE and they have multiplied over the years. LEFTIST LIBERALS are a CANCER on Society.

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