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Due to the recent rise in Gender Dysphoria and Rapid Onset of Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) among children, PA-TV encourages parents to perform due-diligence and explore the full body of published history and trusted professional research, and come to their own solid conclusions, while being respectful to all others.
Gender Dysphoria among children and Rapid Onset of Gender Dysphoria (ROGD)
In Britain and Sweden, children seeking Gender Dysphoria consultations have increased 50X to 65X over the past 10 to 15 years (see charts below). It is interesting to note that Social Media platforms and Smartphone usage among youth also started to take off around that same timeframe (2005).
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Charts & Graphs:
Gender Dysphoria consultations increased significantly (50X) in Britain between 2010 to 2019:
Sweden’s Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, incoming referrals regarding gender dysphoria increased significantly (65X) from 2000 to 2016:
In the US, transgender identification has increased 20X among young adults (Gen-Z) when compared to older adults (Baby Boomers) living in the US today. (Gallup, 2021):
In the US, according to APA’s DSM-5, the historic prevalence of gender dysphoria among natal [from birth] females was below 0.003% (1 in 33,333) and among natal [from birth] males was below 0.014% (1 in 7,142).
Compare the rise of Gender Dysphoria among youths to the rise in the usage of smartphones and Social Media among youths:
Science, the Transgender Phenomenon, and the Young, Abigail Shrier (J.D.) 2022
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