Girls who would be boys: The rise in teen gender dysphoriaWell right off by the headline you can tell that this is a hatchet job.
Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze seducing our daughters Abigail Shrier, Swift Press, £16.99
By Emily Hourican
January 17 2021
There was a feeling, not very long ago, that debating "trans issues" was sort of a niche occupation. Something remote from everyday lives. Well, if that was ever true, it isn't now.Gee I wonder why?
Historically, there has been a distinct pattern in those presenting with gender dysphoria. They were predominantly pre-school aged boys, and they had usually begun signalling their gender confusion from very young - choosing female roles in games, showing dissatisfaction with their own bodies. And they were rare - around 0.005-0.014pc of the population - ie, fewer than 1 in 10,000 people, for natal males, and much lower again, 0.002-0.003pc, for natal females.
This changed about 10 years ago and, currently, around 2pc of high schoolers in the US identify as transgender, an increase of about 1,000pc. The UK has seen an increase of 4,000pc, and three-quarters are now girls.
Could it be possible the gatekeepers thought that there were no such thing as a trans masculine?
There has also been a change in the process of how these girls arrive at their sense of identification. Often this has been sudden, without the early signals, and appears in clusters rather than as singular cases. These girls are predominantly white, and middle class. A majority have one or more psychiatric diagnosis, around a third are autistic and almost half have engaged in self-harm prior to the onset of the gender dysphoria. Often, now, identifying as trans occurs before these girls have had any significant sexual experience. These teens - the average age is 12 to 15 - report feeling distressed and isolated.This sounds like a rehash of the flawed Brown University paper by Lisa Littman.
Then the are goes on to question puberty blockers…
But halting puberty is not without health consequences, including the risk of suppression of normal bone density development and greater risk of osteoporosis, loss of sexual function, interference with brain development, and possibly suppressing peak IQ. These are the physical effects. There are also the psychological effects of remaining in a child-like state while their peers grow and mature. For girls wanting to transition, next comes the question of testosterone, and that too has health implications, including risks of vaginal atrophy, muscle aches, painful cramping due to endometriosis, painful orgasms, increased sweating, moodiness, and aggression. Long-term effects include heightened rates of diabetes, stroke, blood clots, cancer and heart disease.But read what the Mayo Clinic has to say about puberty blockers,
Are the changes permanent?
Use of GnRH analogues doesn't cause permanent changes in an adolescent's body. Instead, it pauses puberty, providing time to determine if a child's gender identity is long lasting. It also gives children and their families time to think about or plan for the psychological, medical, developmental, social and legal issues ahead.
If an adolescent child stops taking GnRH analogues, puberty will resume.
What are the possible side effects and complications?
It's important for your child to stay on schedule with all related medical appointments. Contact your child's doctor if any changes cause you or your child concern.
Possible side effects of GnRH analogue treatment include:
Use of GnRH analogues might also have long-term effects on:
- Injection site swelling
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
Children will likely have their height checked every three months. Your child's doctor might recommend yearly bone density and bone age tests.
- Bone density
- Future fertility
As for testosterone, causing diabetes, stroke, blood clots, cancer and heart disease, muscle aches, moodiness, and aggression. Well folks that is what testosterone does to every cismale.This is a typical right-wing conservative hatchet job designed to stir the conservative base against us.
Girl, 14, arrested after 2nd school attack in a week in MissionMission RCMP say a 14-year-old girl was arrested Jan. 15CBC NewsJanuary 18, 2021RCMP are now investigating two separate attacks linked to Mission-area schools in the same week.Cpl. Jason Raaflaub says the latest incident happened Jan. 13 on the grounds of Mission Secondary School.He says a 15-year-old girl and her mother contacted police after the teen was allegedly assaulted. The incident was caught on video."The video shows a female standing over top of another female lying face up on the ground and the other female is seen punching and kicking the one on the ground," Raaflaub said.A 14-year-old girl was arrested Jan. 15 in connection with the incident. Raaflaub says the video is part of the submission being made to Abbotsford Crown counsel for a charge of assault.The 14-year-old has been released but is not allowed to contact the victim or go to Mission Secondary School.