Current estimates of US teens who are transgender

Source: The Williams Institute

A study released in 2017 by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law found that .7 percent of young people ages 13-17 identify as transgender in the United States. This was the first study to provide an estimate of the transgender youth population in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Age of Individuals Who Identify as Transgender in the U.S.


Herman, J., Flores, A., Brown, T., et al. (2017, January). Age of individuals who identify as transgender in the United States. Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

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