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WebMD Article: Medical Community Divided Over Treatment for Teens


Carolyn Marie

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https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20210427/transition-therapy-for-transgender-teens-drives-divide

 

 

Although I think this article might get strong reactions, I found it to be credible, balanced and thorough.  I'll be interested in your take on it.  A complex subject, for sure.

 

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Sorry Carolyn, I don't actually think it was well balanced, it was mostly negative fearmongering in tone but capped with fact checks at the end of paragraphs to be able to claim objectiveness.

Anyone claiming the Daily Mail as a credible news source just doesn't know or care that it's a tabloid paper that drives sales by courting sensationalism and controversy.

 

I wholeheartedly agree that (anonymous) statistical information from gender identiy clinics should be widely available but using the evidence that the majority of people taking PB's move on to take cross sex hormones as adults as a negative gateway process just totally astounds me. It's like saying the majority of learner drivers went on to buy a car and then banning every young student from taking lessons because not everyone who takes lessons passes their test or buys a car afterwards...

 

The UK system is not set up to make transition quick and simple, the waiting times alone ensure that minors are not treated quickly or withput in depth psychological evaluations, and irriversable medical treatments are just not available to under 18's no matter who advocates for them. It also makes sense that there has been an increase in young people coming forward as society has grown more tolerant of diversity.

 

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