Gender Dysphoria In Children And Young People


Gender dysphoria in children and young people has become a significant health and welfare issue over the past 20 years as increasing numbers of young people declare themselves transgender and demand gender affirmation treatment, an experimental process involving social transition, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and mutilating surgery. Sadly, the voices of gender identity politics and a powerful transgender lobby have drowned out the desperate pleas of parents, young people and health professionals for a rational discussion based on available evidence regarding best treatment and management. In this set of collected papers, Dianna Kenny explores and integrates a number of key issues including the flawed ideology of transgender politics, gender development in young children, the safety of available medical treatments, the role of the internet and social contagion in the increasing numbers, key issues in decision making and the implications of transgender legislation on female sport participation.