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You Don't Have to Be Brainy to Understand Gender, Science Has It All Figured Out!

Nell is a trained Psychologist and has studied Gender reassignment both physical and mental experience. She lives with her ex who is Trans.

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Gender Trans Bi Non Binary Gay

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Can you change Gender or is it purely psychological?

That is the question that causes more debate than anything else.

Gender Dysphoria, Trans, Gender Change, whatever the name it can be confusing.

Now scientific studies show that something is definitely going on. But it doesn't appear to be in the obvious parts of our body.

In fact, It's all to do with our clever brains.

No, not psychology.

This is physical and lies at the center of who we are.

But more to the point, why am I writing this? Well, the fact is, I turned on my computer and the first thing I saw was an article stating that woman had been reinstated in her job after being sacked because she said,

'You cannot change your sex.'

And it got me thinking. Back in the 90s I studied Psychology and become a Counsellor. Sitting here, I suddenly remembered one of the sessions that talked about how our brains worked, and various conditions and psychosis.

We also touched on Transgenderism, which is close to my heart as someone very dear to me is a Trans.

I remembered the Tutor saying that a Trans brain was slightly different from the norm.

So today I was hot on the trail to see if it was still being studied.

Clever Brain

Clever Brain

It's All In The Mind!

First of all, being Transgender is nothing to do with sex.

In fact, the literal meaning is, 'becoming who you are: or matching your body with your mind.'

When a baby is in the womb, a mixture of chemicals, hormones, etc, kick in and help the baby to develop both physically and mentally.

Doctors in the past have all agreed that gender is based on your genitalia. But over the last few years, a few have discovered something very interesting.

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Gender is not defined by what is going on in your lower body.

In fact, it's all in the mind, literally!

Men's and women's brains are different. Yes, I can hear you all saying,

'Well yeah, we know that. Venus and Mars, etc.'

It actually turns out that the structural shapes of various parts of the brain are indeed different, and vary from men to women.

Checking out the brain electrodes

Checking out the brain electrodes

Making Up Your Mind

In a nutshell, the brain resembles the gender that the person identifies with.

Read that again.

In other words, your brain is either male or female, ignoring the fact that your body states otherwise.

Therefore if your body is male, but your brain says female, then you are female. You just need to adjust your body to match!

As I mentioned, male and female brains have certain structural differences. Not necessarily in just one part of the brain.

Trans Brains match their true gender. Male to Female, Female to Male.

But that is not all.

Their brain also shows functional differences about their true gender.

For example:

When performing certain set tasks, the brain will automatically look like the gender they really are.

And there is more.

Science Hits it On the Head!

You Are Who You Are

There is a whole spectrum of Gender identity. Trans, Bi, non binary, and so on.

And tests prove that some Trans, Non Binary, Gay etc share the characteristics of both female and male brains.

This would explain why some people identify as Trans, and others on the rest of the spectrum.

One thought did cross my mind, and let's face it, it is something that has caused a lot of debate recently.

Who's Choice?

Mother knows best? No!

Mother knows best? No!

Mother's Interference or Real Gender Disphoria?

If there is one thing that is making my teeth grind badly these days concerning this issue, is the pushy mother syndrome.

Probably the debate is more proficient in America than here in the UK at this time.

But it is definitely food for thought.

From my point of view, a child who believes that they are a different gender is usually just the wishful thinking of a girl wanting to climb a tree like her big brother does, or maybe play football because all her friends are male.

I wanted to be a boy.

I hated wearing skirts, pushing a doll's pram, and being 'sweet'. I wanted to kick some butt, play rugby, climb that proverbial tree, and so on.

I could be heard yelling, 'I wanna be a boy!'

Thankfully I grew up to be a woman and a mother.

But it seems some mothers these days are jumping on the old bandwagon.

'My child wants to be a girl/boy?

Okay, let's get down to the Doctors and get those yummy old hormones down their throat!

One word from me.


A child does not need encouragement to be of a different gender. If they are genuine in their feelings they will get there, gently, and in time.

Throwing tablets down a five-year-old's throat is child abuse.

Simple as that.

Hopefully, now with this new (ish) data on hand to show the truth, Doctors will test the child to see if their brains really are on the spectrum to become Trans.

I just hope it's not too far in the distant future that these tests will become available.

Of course, it's not always children who would make the mistake. Some adults wish they had never transitioned.

At the end of the day, it should be the Transgender who decides. Not their mother, father, or even the doctor.

Your body, your choice.

Never Mind

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Nell Rose


Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2021:

I have just read your corona virus and learning article. Great points Rawan. I was definitely very difficult for students.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2021:

Thank you Rawan.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 15, 2021:

Well written

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2021:

Hi, I came back to say I watched and read your amazing Singkil dance. Wonderful!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 15, 2021:

Thanks Ian, glad you liked it.

Ian Spike from Cebu, Philippines on June 14, 2021:

This is a perfect time to read about this Nell, thanks and congratulations!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 14, 2021:

Came back to say I love your bacon-wrapped Meatloaf! Sorry I can't comment on your article Thelma.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 14, 2021:

Hi Thelma, great to see you, and yes I am fine. I hope you are well too? Thanks as always.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 13, 2021:

What an interesting and thought provoking article. You are right. It’s individual‘s choice. Thank you for sharing Nell. I hope you are doing fine.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2021:

I just came back to say I read your Sunshine poems Nithya, so lovely and just what I needed to read today!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2021:

Thank you Nithya, always great to see you!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2021:

Good to know John, it is a pain at the moment.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 13, 2021:

Hi Rodric, thank you so much for commenting. I first heard about the Brain theory back in the 90s. I believe it has progressed since then. For people who cannot understand it there must be a physical reason for wanting to do it. Thank for reading.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 13, 2021:

It is ultimately the individual’s choice and I agree they will get there gently in time. Thank you for sharing this article, I got to know more.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 12, 2021:

Thank you Nell, I have the same problem and supposedly the ability to comment on articles is being restored this month. I wait that with baited breath.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on June 12, 2021:

Nell, I found the article because of John. It takes a brave heart to put down on digital paper what you wrote during parts of your article.

I did not pursue my counselor license because I cannot accept children being transgender. I wanted to be a girl for years. I wanted to wear frilly dresses and hair bows and such. I was so desperate because we didn't have the information we have now. I decided to go to church and did what I was told to do, be a man.

I finally started going through puberty at 14 and realized I did not want to be a girl, I love women so much I wanted to be with one and look at them and see how beautiful they are shaped. I married and had seven kids, I am happy for life. I no longer want to be another gender for over 25 years. I love the male form and how masculine we are. I love the female form and how delicate it can be. I love how their hands and feet tend to be smaller. I might write about it.

I believe that people who change their gender should be at least 21 years old. A transgender who transitioned too early could just be a homosexual! I like how you bring to the table some regret the transition.

Also, how many studies are there? If there are hundreds of studies, then I would be willing to reconsider my position.

Every other scientific study comes with hundreds if not thousands of studies to support them. I need that before I accept anything as a scientific fact. Anything else seems religious or political in nature.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 12, 2021:

Hi again John, I tried desperately to find your hub on feed, so I felt it best to comment here. I just read your distant influencer. It is pretty scary stuff these days to know that someone is a long way away, but can influence and cause trouble in the way of say social media. And yes who knows, maybe one day there will be mind control too.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 12, 2021:

Thanks John, I just hate any form of racism/homophobia and so on. Especially when its given by people who have no idea what they are talking about, lol! good to see you!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 11, 2021:

Wow, finally caught this on my feed. Thank you for sharing this information, Nell. I learned a lot.

RoadMonkey on June 11, 2021:

Thank you very much.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

I just took a look at your Goldilocks article on writing a thesis, fascinating and it reminded me of a long time ago when I was doing something similar. Interesting stuff!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

Hi RoadMonkey, thank you so much, and good to see you.

RoadMonkey on June 11, 2021:

What an interesting article. You have explained the differences very clearly.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

Thanks again Ron, Sankhajit and Lorna. I have popped over and read your articles, but I can't find anywhere to comment, wish they would sort it out! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

Thanks Lorna, good point. But I believe it is more to do with the area of the brain that is activated when doing tasks.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

Thanks Sankhajit.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 11, 2021:

Thank you Ron, great common sense comment, thank you. If only everyone agreed with you, lol

Lorna Lamon on June 11, 2021:

Hi Nell, I read your article with interest and I certainly agree that pushing children into a lifetime of experimental drugs not to mention surgery on healthy young bodies is child abuse. Allowing children to become adults and therefore more able to make an informed choice is, in my opinion the most sensible thing to do.

However, I have to question your theory on 'It's all in the Brain.' This topic has fascinated me and my daughter who is a Neuro Scientist pointed me to the latest study in the 'Science Daily' on March 29, 2020. The study was carried out by the Rosalind Franklin Uni of Medicine and Science who conducted a meta-synthesis study of three decades of research. This significant study concluded that even though male and female brains do differ slightly, these distinctions are due to brain size, not sex or gender.

I realise this is a sensitive topic and I applaud you for giving it a platform.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on June 10, 2021:

nicely portrayed...

Ron Hooft from Ottawa on June 10, 2021:

I've understood this for years. Did you know all men are female for their first two weeks before the Y chromosome kicks in? That's why we have nipples. The brain has a list of your anatomy. There is an issue where people feel like their arm or leg are not part of them. They often demand it be removed or do it themselves.

The brain is obviously the key. We do what we want, right? And what we want depends on our likes and dislikes. But we don't choose our likes and dislikes. We just have them. I could not choose to be gay. I couldn't want to. Therefore it's obvious that someone who is gay or trans or bi, etc isn't choosing to be. They can't. They are who they are. And who they are is their genetic predispositions set against environment (culture, experience, up bringing, etc.) Which produces our likes and dislikes and manifests as will. Who we are.

Learning can change your likes and dislikes, and thus your feelings. Like toward racism etc. But certain things can't be changed, like sexual attraction. You are or you're not. If your conditioning (genetics set against environment) allows it and you want to experiment, have fun. Who's buisness is it but yours?

The more people who love each other the better. It's no ones business who loves who. Like our PM said back in the 1960s: "The government has no business in the bedrooms of the nation."

Neither does anyone else.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 10, 2021:

Hi Devika, I just read your Croatia flowers hub, really interesting.

And thanks again Dora, I just read your fascinating hub about Elizabeth.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 10, 2021:

Hi Dora, good to see you! And thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers on June 10, 2021:

After hearing many trans stories, and now reading your article, it is clear that there is much we still don't understand. However, those brain tests should clear up some confusion. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 10, 2021:

I don't agree with medication for the children either Cheryl, I cannot understand the stupidity of parents who have jumped on the bandwagon to be all modern. Those kids have a right to have a normal childhood, and then choose as they grow older.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 10, 2021:

Thanks Devika, and its good to see you!

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on June 10, 2021:

I always say that no one chooses to be left-handed, but are born that way. I do believe in the beginning it was intended for male-female because of the way a man fits side a woman and babies are made. I also believe that things happen in the womb that we cannot explain; I grew up not eating like the other kids who ate apples and grapes and healthy food. I simply did not have a taste like the typical person so something happened in the womb to make me different. I don't agree with giving kids medication.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 10, 2021:

Hi Nell this article definitely opened my mind to a better understanding of the topic. You created an interesting and well-informed hub. So much is clear to me now than from before.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 10, 2021:

Hi Kyler, that's a lot of stuff to think about. I wrote this purely aimed at the genuine Trans who have been bullied etc. But I do agree, Doctors, are throwing tablets down kids' throats like sweets. That needs looking into, and the other thing is it, people should be allowed an opinion. The cancel culture is another topic I want to get my teeth into, or claws, lol! thanks for reading.

Kyler J Falk from California on June 10, 2021:

I'm surprised you didn't address the reasons why they are claiming it is better to push hormones on possible-transgender children early, as that is a big talking point for doctors who press for the treatments early on in a child's development.

As well, I'd like to hear about the research, if any, that is being performed on social influences and how they affect the structuring of the developing brain. We always hear about neural pathways being formed early on, how they can decide much of what a person will experience psychologically throughout their adult life, but I struggle to find any meaningful research on the long-term effects outside of certain "researchers" calling transgenderism more of a social pathogen.

I've always been more inclined to side with the "social pathogen" labelers, and this is solely because I watched transgenderism going from a non-issue to a serious social agenda.

"It states that sex-reassignment surgery was the highest growing surgery in 2016-2017. During this time, these surgeries grew by 155%. The increase for transgender men was 289%. The increase for transgender women was much lower, at 41%."

^That alone solidified my opinions of the transgender movement we see at its most extremes, such as internet chat rooms like Discord where adults encourage the transitioning of minors to the opposite sex. However, you have researchers like Debra Soh who claim that research on this sort of stuff is dangerous for anyone's career because it can't accrue funding, and it will get you "cancelled" for even running it by a board of representatives.

Crazy times, but as the information pours out and gets more fine-tuned it only gets more intriguing.

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