Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and unfulfilled predictions of transition regret

A frequent feature of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) advocacy is the claim that increasing numbers of trans youth receiving gender-affirming care such as puberty blockers will surely lead to a massive wave of regret among these youth in the … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” proponents tip their hand with transphobic “mutilation” rhetoric

Proponents of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis often walk a fine line when it comes to distinguishing this “new” condition from “classical” gender dysphoria. Many make a perfunctory gesture toward supporting gender-affirmative care and transition treatment for … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the demand for transgender isolation

An especially disturbing aspect of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis is what the proposed “social contagion” hypothesis implies for the wider transgender community. ROGD proponents frequently attribute this condition to adolescents spending time online seeking out resources … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the preference for psychoanalytic explanations

One feature you really can’t help but notice after extensively reading “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) literature is the prolific endorsement of psychoanalytic explanations for this “new” form of gender dysphoria. “Parents of ROGD Kids” claims: Typically, the individual is … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and sex ratios in the gender-dysphoric population

One item of evidence frequently presented by proponents of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis is a recent increase in the number of assigned-female youth seeking evaluation for gender dysphoria, now exceeding the number of assigned-male youth, when … Continue reading

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