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“Everyone feels that way”: Are gender dysphoric symptoms a near-universal experience in cisgender adolescents?

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: An impossibly wide net of alternative etiologies “Everyone wonders about being the other gender.” “How many hours a day?” —brainsaysgirl Lisa Littman’s study on a proposed new condition called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” occurring … Continue reading

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What the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study missed: Timing of identity development and disclosure in LGBT youth

Previously: Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study Since the publication of Lisa Littman’s paper on an alleged new condition called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” emerging among adolescents and young adults (Littman, 2018), many … Continue reading

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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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