Eighty-two percent (82%) say a person cannot "decide" his gender.
That's according to the latest unscientific poll of 2,311 people at SharylAttkisson.com.
Respondents were asked: At what age should a person be able to decide his gender?
Nine percent (9%) said age 21. Another 9% said age 18. Almost nobody thought children should decide their gender.
According to The American Heritage Dictionary, 5th Edition, gender dysphoria is defined as follows:
- A persistent unease with having the physical characteristics of one's gender, accompanied by strong identification with the opposite gender and a desire to live as or to become a member of the opposite gender.
- A profound and persistent unhappiness related to one's physical sex.
There has been much controversy surrounding this topic including "gender affirming care treatments" that facilitate confused people, including children, pretending to be, or to making physical changes to copy, the opposite gender.
Multiple studies indicate that most children diagnosed with gender dysphoria do not maintain those feelings as they age into young adults. However, advocates for the idea of people living lives as the opposite gender insist it is possible to change genders, and that it can improve the lives and health of those who are afflicted.
Full results are below. Be sure to answer the newest poll at SharylAttkisson.com. Look for the black box on the right sidebar on your computer or scroll way down on your mobile device.
A person should be able to decide his gender as young as age:
<1% Age 3 or less
82% A person cannot decide his gender