Monday, October 01, 2018

Another Hatchet Job

Once again the junk science research paper has surfaced this time over in England, I knew this study would continue to cause trouble.

It has now spread across the Atlantic.
GENDER GAP Is changing gender the new anorexia? We investigate if transgenderism has become a coping mechanism for teens
With more and more young girls seeking medical help to transition from female to male, we explore the process further
The Sun
By Lynsey Hope
30th September 2018

LOOKING in the mirror at the scars across her chest, Cale Firgren thought of everything she had put her body through over the last seven years.

Following puberty, Cale felt she was actually meant to be a boy, and set about her gender transition with doses of testosterone and a double mastectomy.

“Having that operation was a dream come true,” says Cale, now 24, a video games producer from Warwickshire.

“But after around 18 months, I began to realise I’d been changing my gender for all the wrong reasons – it wasn’t because I wanted to be a boy, it was because I felt uncomfortable with my female body.”

According to recent figures, the number of young people referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service has risen by 1,000% in six years, with 2,519 referrals in 2017-18. Seventy-one per cent of them were female.

While the transgender community considers this surge in numbers a positive development, some people are beginning to question the reasons behind it.
And that is where Dr Lisa Littman so called Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) research comes in, a study that has been challenged not on ROGD but the method of her study. Instead of studying the children she studied the parents, and instead of recruiting people from a broad cross section of the population she recruited from conservative websites which created bias in the study.

Now the conservative are using this study and her theory of social contagion to attack us.
However, Stephanie Davies-Arai, founder of Transgender Trend, a UK campaign group made up of parents concerned about the rise in children identifying as transgender, disagrees.

“While anorexia or anxiety used to grip girls with body-image or self-esteem problems, these days switching gender could be seen as the latest coping mechanism,” she argues.
I don’t know anything about Cale Firgren, I don’t know anything about British healthcare for trans people. I don’t know if she had qualified counseling, I don’t even know if she had any therapy.
According to psychologist Dr Lesley Prince, there’s a definite need for parents to be more aware of ROGD.

“Some research has found that a huge number of children who go through gender dysphoria grow out of it as they leave adolescence,” Dr Prince explains.
Who is Dr. Prince? Is she with any organization? What is her background? Unkown.

There is not any peer reviewed research that supports that conclusion.

This article is strongly biased against use, but then the Sun is a conservative news outlet, you can tell their bias by comparing us to those who have anorexia nervosa.

1 comment:

  1. why am I not surprised. It is the blind leading the blind to the conclusions they want to see instead of reality