childhood gid

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you know that post that had a study on that says "trans" children usually reidentify with their birth sex and grow up to be homosexual or bisexual adults? If you do could you post a link? I asked another radfem the other day but she didn't know so I've just been searching for it to no avail. Thanks!

Thank you to @inferior-mirage for this info

The majority of children grow out of their dysphoria into healthy homosexual adults.
Most children with gender dysphoria will not remain gender dysphoric after puberty. Children with persistent GID are characterized by more extreme gender dysphoria in childhood than children with desisting gender dysphoria. With regard to sexual orientation, the most likely outcome of childhood GID is homosexuality or bisexuality.”
“…as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health notes in their latest Standards of Care, gender dysphoria in childhood does not inevitably continue into adulthood, and only 6 to 23 percent of boys and 12 to 27 percent of girls treated in gender clinics showed persistence of their gender dysphoria into adulthood.”!po=45.0000
“Multiple longitudinal studies provide evidence that gender-atypical behavior in childhood often leads to a homosexual orientation in adulthood, but only in 2.5% to 20% of cases to a persistent gender identity disorder (3, 6, 22). Even among children who manifest a major degree of discomfort with their own sex, including an aversion to their own genitalia (GID in the strict sense), only a minority go on to an irreversible development of transsexualism.”
“At follow-up, 3 participants (12%) were judged to have GID or gender dysphoria. Regarding sexual orientation, 8 participants (32%) were classified as bisexual/homosexual in fantasy, and 6 (24%) were classified as bisexual/homosexual in behavior. The remaining participants were classified as either heterosexual or asexual…
It is conceivable that the childhood criteria for GID may “scoop in” girls who are at relatively low risk for adolescent/adult gender dysphoria that revolves so much around somatic indicators.“
“In a study of pre-pubertal male and female children with gender dysphoria followed-up approximately 10 years later, only 27 percent of children with gender dysphoria remained gender dysphoric at follow-up [10]. Of those individuals who no longer expressed gender dysphoria at follow-up, a significant portion (all female and half the male participants) expressed a non-heterosexual sexual orientation [9]. Thus, gender concerns in neurotypical children prior to puberty may represent a developmental process related to both gender and sexuality for many individuals. ”
Highlights from J. Michael Bailey:
One of the best established correlates of sexual orientation is childhood gender nonconformity.
Although the link between childhood gender nonconformity and adult homosexuality is well established (especially for men), much less research has been done on adult gender nonconformity.
Gender nonconforming people (particularly gender nonconforming boys) are often mistreated in our society. It would not be surprising if this mistreatment had negative consequences with respect to mental health or general adjustment. (The fact that gender nonconforming homosexual people sometimes experience prejudice from other homosexual people cannot help.)

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I’m not even being enabled either though. I’ve been told it’s a phase and such by psychiatrists. Not to mention that dysphoria isn’t a mental illness. It’s a symtom if anything. And also why the hell would professionals enable a mental illness? That makes no sense.

> And also why the hell would professionals enable a mental illness? That makes no sense.

Why indeed is the question many of us are asking. Did you know many “gender therapists” are practicing without any sort of relevant degrees or training? Because there’s no regulation of who can be a gender therapist. It’s bullshit pseudoscience like homeopathy or chiropractic. But doctors and psychiatrists will unknowingly accept recommendations from these people to dish out hormones without much of an understanding of the issue. 

Some people will go from psychiatrist to psychiatrist from doctor to doctor until one is willing to give them what they want. 

And then there’s the co-opting of the gay rights movement to wield against anyone afraid of looking like a “bigot”.

And then there’s the cosmetic surgeons doing gangbusters on this trend.

And then there’s just the sexist notions that, yes, there is something terribly wrong with a boy who likes dolls and a girl who wants short hair. Back in the day parents would be worrying that their child is gay, and guess what? Even WPATH’s own 2012 report has an argument against childhood diagnosis of GiD because 70% - 80% of children diagnosed turned out to be normal gay people.

And since gender roles are highly heteronormative the social stigma against violation them is pretty deeply rooted in homophobia.  

So there are some parents out there seeing their kid play with the “wrong” toys and seeing their kid show early signs of being gay and are now being handed a way to turn their worrisome gay child into a super special straight one, and it will get them all sorts of attention and praise and assurances that they’re doing the right thing and are so progressive for it. See: the entire situation surrounding Jazz Jennings. 

There isn’t even a scientific consensus on what causes gender/sex dsyphoria and there’s no reason to believe it isn’t psychological, a social disease brought on by the rampant sexism and homophobia in human society.