Category Archives: Trans youth

Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 3)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Soh continues: Why would this be the case? Along with the physical and emotional discomfort that is typical of undergoing puberty, it has become more socially acceptable to be a transgender man … Continue reading

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Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 2)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Soh continues: Another phenomenon that points to homophobia as a possible motivation for transitioning is that of rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD), wherein adolescent and college-aged girls suddenly declare to their parents that … Continue reading

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Debra Soh is really bad at trans science (part 1)

Her alarmist claims of transition as anti-gay “conversion therapy” are wildly at odds with current evidence. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Debra Soh, a science writer for Playboy who’s offered uncritical coverage of the “rapid onset gender … Continue reading

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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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