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Children are Changing Genders
I was recently scrolling through Twitter and saw a video shared by Ron DeSantis. In the video, DeSantis discusses child transitions and the story of a girl, Chloe Cole, who was put on puberty blockers at age 13, had a double mastectomy at age 15, and detransitioned at the age of 16.
One of the comments under the video that caught my eye came from Ed Krassenstein, an account with over 800,000 followers on Twitter, who asked that 10 cases of child mutilation, which is an accurate descriptor of underage transgender treatment, be named. I decided to help him out:
The data in my tweet came from a health technology company, Komodo Health Inc, and Reuters. We can verify each of the claims I made in the tweet by going through the Reuters article.
56 genital surgeries + 776 mastectomies:
14,726 minors started hormone treatment:
Comments, like the one made by Ed Krassenstein, are common on Twitter where I regularly see people expressing doubt that children are transitioning. Many conversations will typically follow the following pattern which was inspired by a reply someone made to my tweet shared earlier in this article:
The primary goal of this article is to address the claim that child transitions, especially those of a surgical nature, are not happening. We know from the Reuters data that these surgeries are happening and Gender Dysphoria is on the rise among children:
According to a 2017 survey of 20 WPATH-affiliated surgeons based in the United States, more than half reported that they had performed vaginoplasty in legal minors (contrary to WPATH guidance at the time), with 1–20 cases per surgeon and an age range of 15 to 17 years for the affected individuals
Along with other studies that have been done indicating the number of surgeries that are being performed on underage patients.
Some will inevitably write off the data that was covered, but I hope this article will make it harder for them to ignore the facts that:
Gender Dysphoria is on the rise among children
Children are transitioning
Children are being put on puberty blockers
Children are seeking, and in some cases getting, surgical treatment
Regardless of how one might feel about transgender issues in general, I hope we can find common ground in regard to protecting children from taking drastic, life-changing, and permanent steps by implementing bodily solutions to handle what is an issue of the mind.