(PatrioticPost.com)- A recent study found that nearly half of the 1.6 million transgender people in America are teenagers or young adults. Blue states typically see the highest rates of young people transitioning their gender.
The University of California Los Angeles Williams Institute discovered that the rates of gender change varied by state. Wyoming, a solidly red state, ranked last with a rate of barely 0.6 percent, while New York, a notoriously blue state, had the highest prevalence of 3 percent among young people.
According to the report, estimates of the proportion of adults who identify as a transgender range from 0.9 percent in North Carolina to 0.2 percent in Missouri.
Since the latest estimate in 2016, the percentage of young people who identify as transgender has nearly doubled. From 10% of the transgender population in the U.S., transgender youth now make up around 18% of that group.
Nearly a quarter of transgender people, according to the report, are between the ages of 13 and 17. Most transgender adolescents reside in Democratic-led states that push gender identity and sexual orientation education in the school.
States like New York are at the forefront of the movement because they mandate that gender identity and sexual orientation be taught in schools. The survey found that the national rate of young people changing their gender is almost twice as high in New York.
Approximately 1.43 percent of young people in the country identify as transgender. But in Maryland, where officials from the Education Department incorporated gender identification into state sex education guidelines, it’s 2.08 percent.
Gee, is there some sort of correlation?
The concept of social contagion has been proposed to explain the skyrocketing rates of gender transition among minors.
According to Erica Anderson, a transgender psychotherapist who deals with transgender children, social media is to blame.
Anderson claims that gender transition has gained popularity and that young people influenced by social media cause a sharp increase in transgender people.
According to a 2022 Gallup poll, members of Gen Z are more than 20 times more likely than Baby Boomers to identify as transgender, twice as likely as millennials, three and a half times as likely as Generation X, and twice as likely as Gen X.