The constant noise about the "transgendered". Now a scientist claims Most Children Who Identify As Transgender Are Faking It, Says ‘Gender Clinic’ Psychiatrist
The transgender idiocy has become a fad with the liberals. Encourage the kids in their natural, biological conditions and most of them will be OK.
Via Campus Reform:
Should schools and parents rush to indulge the fantasies of children who claim they identify with the gender opposite their sex – in particular, starting them on hormone treatments?
Absolutely not, according to psychiatrist Stephen Stathis, who runs a “statewide gender service” at Australia’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Stathis told The Courier Mail that gender confusion in some girls he has treated seemed to stem from sexual abuse:
“The girls say, ‘If only I had been a male I wouldn’t have been abused’,’’ Dr Stathis said.
Only a minority of the expected 180 children to visit his clinic this year will be diagnosed with gender dysphoria – many are “trying out being transgender” and they’ll drop it by the time they reach puberty, according to Stathis:
The psychiatrist has also seen transgender children so desperate to start puberty blockers then progress to irreversible hormone treatment they harm themselves.
“I’ve seen genital mutilation, some who try to cut off their penis,’’ he said.
‘‘The thought of touching their genitals is so abhorrent they don’t wash them and get infections.’’
A quick glance at the psychiatrist’s name on Twitter shows many people trying to assail him as transphobic or a quack. . . .
How bad is the attempts to turn our children transgenedered? At some point, the trans-friendly mom gets tired of people inquiring about whether her tomboy daughter is really a transgender boy.
An op-ed in the NYT by Lisa Selin Davis (with a headline that might make you think the woman is defensive and not as pro-transgender is she, in fact, clearly wants to appear).
My daughter... is asked by the pediatrician, by her teachers, by people who have known her for many years, if she feels like, or wants to be called, or wants to be, a boy.
Davis is trying so hard to be politically correct, and everything she writes is so scrupulously polite. But in the process she's shedding light on an important problem: More pliable parents and children are being urged to interpret gender-role fluidity/nonconformity as a condition that needs treatment with medical interventions.
In many ways, this is wonderful: It shows a much-needed sensitivity to gender nonconformity and transgender issues. It is considerate of adults to ask her — in the beginning.
But when they continue to question her gender identity — and are skeptical of her response — the message they send is that a girl cannot look and act like her and still be a girl....
Let’s be clear: If my daughter does begin to feel that the gender in her mind and the sex of her body don’t match, I will be supportive. I will research puberty blockers and hormones (more than I already have).....
Yes, I have sympathy for the 0.1% of people who are truly confused about their sex, and sincerely want to change. But we don't need to rebuild society in their image, and give up a perfectly good set of pronouns.
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