Expert Psychiatrist: Teens are Becoming Transgender Because Society is Making It Trendy
Fr. Mark Hodges : Apr 13, 2017
One patient told the doctor "It's the new 'black.'"
(Australia) — [LifeSiteNews] Children think it's cool to be transgender and they're trying the self-identity out in droves, claims an Australian psychiatrist. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock/ via LifeSiteNews)
Psychiatrist Stephen Stathis, who runs the gender clinic at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and is responsible for diagnosing gender dysphoria, reports that "many" youth are "trying out being transgender" in order to stand out.
Apparently, declaring oneself "transgender" is trendy. "One said to me, 'Doctor Steve ... I want to be transgender, it's the new black,'" Stathis related.
Dr. Stathis also says many girls want to be transgender as a result of sexual abuse. "The girls say, 'If only I had been a male, I wouldn't have been abused,'" Stathis explained ...
Most patients, however, are simply going through a common phase of adolescent life, Stathis explained.
Despite intense feelings of gender dysphoria, by the time boys and girls reach puberty, most identify as their birth gender. By early adulthood, they have outgrown their previous feelings of gender confusion.
Because gender confusion is usually temporary and hormone blockers can cause permanent damage, Stathis …
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