Monthly Archives: August 2018

Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones The full “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study was published this month, with an evidence base consisting solely of anonymous responses to an online survey from parents … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones

Previously: Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria” “Rapid onset gender dysphoria”: What a hoax diagnosis looks like Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized Disease vector Lisa Littman’s long-awaited “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) study was … Continue reading

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“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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