Category Archives: Trans youth

Why the “youth transition as anti-gay conversion therapy” myth doesn’t add up

Previously: Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria” When “desisters” aren’t: De-desistance in childhood and adolescent gender dysphoria Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition? An increasing share of anti-trans discourse is now occupied … 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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When it’s not “just autism”: ASD does not rule out gender dysphoria

As both transgender identities and autism have received increasing attention in recent years, a growing number of misconceptions have proliferated about the relation between these phenomena. News outlets run stories with questionably phrased headlines such as “Are autistic children more … 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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Blaire White: disguising dishonesty as objectivity

by Penny Robo Oh, dear. Now this is something which has been talked about in multiple videos, but this particular subject is the gift that keeps on giving, and I feel there’s room for a different approach to the same … Continue reading

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