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    Astonishing 50 kids a week referred to sex change clinics

    This is simply not normal and its the LGBT community pressuring society into this fear that all these kids are suddenly trapped in a body they don't want.

    They are wreaking havoc with the minds of young children and who knows how that will mentally play out into their young adult lives.

    The growing *acceptance of gender issues may have fuelled the rise in the number of children being referred, experts believe



    A record 50 children a week are being referred to gender realignment doctors. Kids aged just four are among those believing they want to change their sex.

    One specialist said: “This is a massive increase.”
    The growing *acceptance of gender issues may have fuelled the rise in the number of children being referred, experts believe.
    Fifty a week are being sent to see specialists because they are unhappy with the body they were born in, figures obtained by the Mirror show.
    Those aged 11 or over may be treated with powerful hormones to prevent them going through puberty.
    Once they reach a more mature age they can decide whether they still want to go ahead with gender realignment.
    If they do, girls are given *testosterone and boys oestrogen to trigger the change


    Gender dysphoria expert Professor Ashley Grossman insists this puberty blocking treatment “does not harm *children” but gives them extra time to make the crucial decision.
    The Oxford University endocrinologist said: “Many of these children have very mild gender dysphoria and are not very happy in their gender but puberty is a very confusing time. Others are clearly trapped in the wrong body.
    “We have used these treatments for children who, for whatever reason, start puberty early, some as young as seven which can be very distressing.
    “These drugs just buy them another couple of years before they decide to do anything permanent.
    “They can then get to the age of 16 or 17 and say, ‘Things are starting to sort themselves out, I want to go through puberty.’ Others do not.
    “There is a bit of a call from the public that they are being over-diagnosed and people get disturbed about *medicating children but with puberty blockers they are not being treated, just given time.


    “There are no legal *restrictions but I would feel very uncomfortable about giving a child hormones to change their gender or sex before they are mature.”
    The number of children visiting *Britain’s specialist clinic the Gender Identity Development Service, hosted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS *Foundation Trust in London, has risen by 24% to 1,302 in the past six months.
    Among them were two children aged four, four five-year-olds and 17 kids of six. In 2016/17 there were 2,016 children referred to the clinic. This is on track to rise in 2017/18 to 2,600. In 2009 there were 97. Prof Grossman said: “This is a massive increase. We don’t know whether this is a true increase or that these kids in the past just didn’t know this service existed.


    'Some are confused, others are trapped in the wrong body': Astonishing 50 kids a week referred to sex change clinics - Mirror Online

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    So fifty kids a week are being referred to see a therapist about there gender identity in England?

    OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    So fifty kids a week are being referred to see a therapist about there gender identity in England?

    OK.
    I don't know why that would be surprising. 1 in 1500 children are born with indeterminate gender, and surgeons no longer routinely modify such children immediately after their birth and arbitrarily assign a gender to them.

    They certainly make up a minority population, but that's no reason to hate them -- unless you just happen to be a bigot.
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    So... these kids are receiving therapy, and the OP article uses the phrase "sex change clinics" to grab extra eyeballs. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I don't know why that would be surprising. 1 in 1500 children are born with indeterminate gender, and surgeons no longer routinely modify such children immediately after their birth and arbitrarily assign a gender to them.

    They certainly make up a minority population, but that's no reason to hate them -- unless you just happen to be a bigot.
    Bigotry is the operative word...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    This is simply not normal and its the LGBT community pressuring society into this fear that all these kids are suddenly trapped in a body they don't want.

    They are wreaking havoc with the minds of young children and who knows how that will mentally play out into their young adult lives.

    The growing *acceptance of gender issues may have fuelled the rise in the number of children being referred, experts believe











    “There are no legal *restrictions but I would feel very uncomfortable about giving a child hormones to change their gender or sex before they are mature.”
    The number of children visiting *Britain’s specialist clinic the Gender Identity Development Service, hosted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS *Foundation Trust in London, has risen by 24% to 1,302 in the past six months.
    Among them were two children aged four, four five-year-olds and 17 kids of six. In 2016/17 there were 2,016 children referred to the clinic. This is on track to rise in 2017/18 to 2,600. In 2009 there were 97. Prof Grossman said: “This is a massive increase. We don’t know whether this is a true increase or that these kids in the past just didn’t know this service existed.


    'Some are confused, others are trapped in the wrong body': Astonishing 50 kids a week referred to sex change clinics - Mirror Online
    50 children being referred to specialists does not mean 50 dicks are being wacked a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    50 children being referred to specialists does not mean 50 dicks are being wacked a week.
    Oh, this is tempting, but I won't go there.
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    That's 2600 kids a YEAR! What are there 55,000,000 people in England?

    WOW, that's just unbelievable. All those parents are taking their 5 year olds to a shrink for gender dysphoria? Maybe they wanted a child of the other gender and are pissed and want to 'convert' the ones they have? Maybe the parents aren't getting enough attention and this is a Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome so the PARENTS can get some attention. Maybe they have nothing better to do and want to spend their monies and time trooping kids into pediatric shrinks cause the boys might like a pink horse or the girls might like a toy train.

    The idiocy just keeps on keeping on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Oh, this is tempting, but I won't go there.
    Do you know ...I did not consider any alternate interpretations...

    Im getting old. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    This is simply not normal and its the LGBT community pressuring society into this fear that all these kids are suddenly trapped in a body they don't want.

    They are wreaking havoc with the minds of young children and who knows how that will mentally play out into their young adult lives.

    The growing *acceptance of gender issues may have fuelled the rise in the number of children being referred, experts believe











    “There are no legal *restrictions but I would feel very uncomfortable about giving a child hormones to change their gender or sex before they are mature.”
    The number of children visiting *Britain’s specialist clinic the Gender Identity Development Service, hosted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS *Foundation Trust in London, has risen by 24% to 1,302 in the past six months.
    Among them were two children aged four, four five-year-olds and 17 kids of six. In 2016/17 there were 2,016 children referred to the clinic. This is on track to rise in 2017/18 to 2,600. In 2009 there were 97. Prof Grossman said: “This is a massive increase. We don’t know whether this is a true increase or that these kids in the past just didn’t know this service existed.


    'Some are confused, others are trapped in the wrong body': Astonishing 50 kids a week referred to sex change clinics - Mirror Online
    So? why is that your business?
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