In a world that is fascinated with Caitlyn Jenner, are teens trying to be transgender because it’s popular? An Australian expert who works with transgender clients discovered that may be a possibility. Adolescents are “trying out being transgender” to stand out or gain attention from their peers, psychiatrist Stephen Stathis told The Courier Mail last week.

“One said to me, ‘Dr. Steveā€¦I want to be transgender, it’s the new black,” he recalled. Stathis runs Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. He said a gender dysphoria diagnosis is rare and affects only a minority, 180 minors, he will see at his clinic this year. He said that most young patients he sees outgrow the feelings of gender variant interests and behaviors, and don’t need treatment. MORE