From Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media:
The number of children visiting Britain’s transgender clinic the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) has skyrocketed in recent years, and this past year an average of 39 children a week have visited the clinic. If current trends continue, it will reach 50 children a week in the next year. Many of these children as as young as 4, 5, and 6 years old.
In the past six months, 1,302 kids visited GIDS, according to a report from Britain’s Daily Mirror. This represented an increase of 24 percent over the previous six months.
About 40 percent of the children who go to GIDS are prescribed puberty-blocking drugs, a “treatment” Grossman said “does not harm children.” Pro-transgender advocates argue such drugs give kids more time to make the decision as to whether or not they will alter their bodies to match the opposite sex.
The effects of puberty blockers, which pause the natural development of adolescent sex characteristics, remain unknown, however. Possible side-effects include abnormal bone growth.More.
Reality check: Gender identity crisis claims are shaping up to be the new “recovered memories” hysteria*, which wrecked lives in the 1980s. That hysteria largely missed the internet; otherwise, we would know more about it.
* The non-science-based claim that repressed memories of sexual abuse could be recovered through hypnosis. Quite apart from the hysteria and moral panic, human memory simply does not work the way the therapists involved believed.
Laws against “transphobia” will likely complicate any serious investigation of what happens to the minors.
See also: Transgender tots, Part I: The recovered memories hysteria: A warning from recent history
Transgender tots, Part II: Unravelling the recovered memories hysteria
Transgender tots, Part III: Children are at risk when they exist only to enact parents’ beliefs