Category Archives: Hoaxes

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 Lisa Littman’s long-awaited “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) study was finally published … 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” is not one thing: Mapping the claims of ROGD proponents

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) is a pseudoscientific hoax diagnosis developed and promoted since mid-2016 by a constellation of transphobic advocacy groups and affiliated individuals, primarily serving as a deliberately constructed excuse to invalidate the genders of trans adolescents, and … Continue reading

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Is the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” hoax designed to misdiagnose trans kids?

One of the biggest pitfalls in the research on persistence and desistence of gender dysphoria in youth has been the shortcomings of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for the condition, which were overly broad and resulted in studies wrongly including children who … Continue reading

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