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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 defined by APA’s DSM-5: (pg 452)
APA’s DSM-5 states that “Gender Dysphoria refers to the distress that may accompany the incongruence between one’s experienced or expressed gender and one’s assigned gender (biological sex).” In the past DSM-IV listed it as “Gender Identity Disorder.” (DSM-5, page 452)
Gender Dysphoria & Rapid Onset of Gender Dysphoria
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 (TAVISTOCK CLINIC):
Keira Bell v. Tavistock
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):
American Psychiatric Association DSM-5:
Prevalence (frequency of occurrence):
For natal [born] adult males, prevalence ranges from 0.005% to 0.014%, and for natal [born] adult females, from 0.002% to 0.003%. (DSM-5, page 454). Therefore, once a person reaches adulthood, gender dysphoria occurrences are very rare.
Prevalence of gender-dysphoria in adult individuals is less than 1 in 7100 for adult males and less than 1 in 33000 for adult females.
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
Research, Articles, and Resources:
The Theatre of the Body: A detransitioned epidemiologist examines suicidality: