A Brisbane psychiatrist who works in a gender clinic has reported that many adolescents are now coming to him with the aim of “trying out” transgenderism.
One young person told him that they wanted to be transgender because “transgender is the “new black”.
Last year it was reported that referrals to a gender clinic in a Melbourne hospital had tripled.
The clinic is now seeing 250 children whereas a decade ago they had only one child on their books.
Kids and parents these days are being inundated with a lot of propaganda when it comes to gender, most of which makes no reference to any scientific or medical literature.
Just this week the New York Times published an op-ed about why 10 year olds should start transitioning.
But this article did not address the scientific literature on desistance.
“Desistance” is a fancy scientific word for the fact that 80 per cent of children are known to grow out of their gender identity issues.
Most kids who are gender non-conforming grow up to be gay or bisexual adults who are happy in their own bodies.
As a society we are treating children like guinea pigs.
And we are letting adults experiment on kids in the pursuit of a political ideology.
History will not look on us kindly for allowing this to happen.