Category Archives: Transphobia and prejudice

“Conveyer belt” fallacy against youth transition is missing a crucial piece: all the off-ramps before transitioning

Previously: Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition? (August 2017) Why gender-questioning youth continue or discontinue puberty blockers (March 2020) Anti-trans advocates have spent years attempting to popularize a folk notion of the process by which … Continue reading

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What parents don’t know: Trans youth study reveals fatal flaw at the heart of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) pseudo-diagnosis (3 of 3)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 If ROGD is fundamentally unsound, what about its related claims? Littman has not sufficiently demonstrated that a syndrome characterized by a “rapid onset” of false gender dysphoria exists as a new entity … Continue reading

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What parents don’t know: Trans youth study reveals fatal flaw at the heart of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) pseudo-diagnosis (2 of 3)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 A recent study fills in ROGD’s missing pieces, joining trans youth and parent reports of gender milestones Sorbara et al. (2021) surveyed trans youth receiving care at a youth gender clinic as … Continue reading

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What parents don’t know: Trans youth study reveals fatal flaw at the heart of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) pseudo-diagnosis (1 of 3)

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Origin and scope of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) pseudo-diagnosis of trans youth Rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) is an alleged new social phenomenon of inauthentic gender dysphoria suddenly appearing among cisgender … Continue reading

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2020’s hard lessons in public health pessimism

I was wrong. For the better part of a decade, my approach to communicating transgender medicine and science to the public has been premised on certain unexamined lay assumptions about what this wider audience struggles with and what they require … Continue reading

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