While there are no official statistics in Australia on teen transsexuals, some professionals working in the area of gender identity have noted an increase in the number of transgender young people.
Riley, who tells her story in today’s Sunday Life, says she gained the confidence to begin the transition after going online and discovering there were other people who shared her experience. Her online support group, True Colours, had just 25 members several months ago. More recently, though, a new member was joining every week.
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