Tag Archives: youth

Misgendering behaviors are associated with anti-trans attitudes, even in children

Attitudes toward transgender people, whether accepting or intolerant, are learned – and they may be acquired at a surprisingly young age. A study published this month on cisgender children’s perception of their transgender peers provides a closer look at how … Continue reading

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5 unanswered questions about the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” hoax diagnosis

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” is a proposed diagnosis applied to teen trans boys, positing that their dysphoria appears suddenly in adolescence as the result of receiving it via “social contagion”, such as by having trans friends or reading about trans … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria”: What a hoax diagnosis looks like

Previously: Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria” The concept of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” was proposed in July of 2016 by a trio of blogs with a history of overtly transphobic perspectives that are at odds with … Continue reading

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When “desisters” aren’t: De-desistance in childhood and adolescent gender dysphoria

See also: Debunking hypothetical arguments about youth transition Trans youth treatment, ethics, and decision-making Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition? The progression of childhood gender dysphoria has historically been characterized by two known developmental pathways: … Continue reading

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Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition?

Puberty blockers are used in the treatment of appropriately diagnosed transgender youth, who wish to avoid developing undesired secondary sex characteristics of their assigned sex but are not yet old enough to commit to the permanent changes of hormone therapy. … Continue reading

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