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Landmark Study Reveals 'Transgender' Kids Actually Have Other Mental Health Diagnoses

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Sara Parshaall Perry

Fresh off the heels of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announcing that it would not allow transgender-identified men to compete in women's athletic events in any of its association's 239 small private schools, a landmark study was released on Wednesday that defies the hysterical warning that if gender dysphoric adolescents don't receive "gender-affirming care," they will kill themselves.

The new study from British pediatrician Dr. Hilary Cass confirms what we've always known: Children presenting with sudden onset gender dysphoria are actually suffering from other mental health diagnoses—not true gender dysphoria. Her research debunks the gender ideologues' frequent talking point: that the imposition of medical "gender-affirming care" on mentally ill children is not only necessary, but life-saving.

Cass' research instead reveals that children who think they are transgender disproportionately have mental health issues stemming from a difficult family situation or domestic abuse. They are also more likely to be neurodiverse and have a co-morbid autism spectrum disorder.

Cass reveals that "gender affirming" medical interventions would not remedy any of these psychological issues. Effectively using such interventions would mean turning a blind eye to the real underlying psychological distress with which gender-confused children often struggle.

Cass' groundbreaking report reveals that mental health therapy is the best approach for gender-dysphoric children, rather than rushing to put them on hormones or puberty blockers or performing mutilating and irreversible surgeries.


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