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13 January 2022
No longer 'female' or 'male', but 'assigned-o F or M at birth': the bible of psychiatry yields to the trans-trend
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -DSM-V-, the most widely used by psychiatrists, adapts its terminology to the demands of transgender activists. Favouring the 'affirmative' approach and the use of puberty blockers, hormones and surgery for those suffering from gender dysphoria.
The diagnostic manual most commonly used by psychiatrists yields to the demands of transgender activists, replacing for example 'born female' with 'individual assigned female at birth'. A language that is no longer neutral and that more easily leads to puberty blockers, hormones and surgery. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - also known as the DSM - will use the new terminology to describe 'gender dysphoria'. This is the language used by transgender activists under the banner of the so-called 'affirmative model' of care, [...]
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5 January 2022
Transition of children-i: how many are 'convinced' on TikTok?
Videos with the #039;hashtag #trans viewed more than 26 billion times. Young influencers celebrating their "recovery" after a double mastectomy. The social network most frequented by young people proposes the medical transition as cool and transgressive. Sex change becomes the new rebellion
While we read everywhere that TikTok was the most downloaded - and most profitable - app of 2021 worldwide, the Daily Mail published an article on the role of the Chinese social network in the increase of girls saying they feel "trans" in British schools. According to The Mail on Sunday's analysis, videos with the hashtag #Trans have been viewed more than 26 billion times. This is mostly material posted by very young "transgender" influencers giving advice on how to get surgeries [...]
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20 November 2021
Memoirs of an egg cell donor
Ellie sold her eggs to pay for her journalism course at Columbia University: was it worth it? A live journey into the world of the human gamete trade
by Ellie Houghtaling My eyes look around. I am surrounded by four nurses holding me upside down. They shake me back and forth to send blood to my head. As I regain consciousness I ask myself: is it worth it? Question from $ 10,000. Seven months ago I was admitted to the School of Journalism at Columbia University. I was absolutely stunned to be admitted, but even more shocked by the price of $ 116,000 - and that was just for tuition. The school, considered the gold standard [...]
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7 November 2021
Story of a detransitioner called Carol
'I was simply a lesbian, but I didn't accept it'. Her story demonstrates the dangers of a 'gender affirmative' model of care that accepts patients' self-diagnosis of being trans, standard practice in American transgender medicine.
Carol had long suspected that her daily life in rural California would be easier if she were a man. Yet she was amazed at how true this was. As a 'butch' (masculine) woman, (and 'not very smiley') she had regularly been treated with mild contempt, she says. After a double mastectomy and a few months of testosterone - which gave her facial hair and a gravelly voice - 'people, cashiers, everyone, suddenly became so damn [...].
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18 September 2021
Hormones to children: UK judges wash their hands of them. Court of Appeal ruling on Keira Bell case
In response to the Tavistock Clinic's appeal on the Keira Bell ruling, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is they, not the courts, who must decide whether a minor is able to give consent to experimental 'therapy' that blocks development and initiates transition. But the debate is now open. And the fear of lawsuits by repentant minors -detransitioners- induces the medical class to caution.
The English Court of Appeal has partially overturned the judgement that had given right to the young detransitioner Keira Bell (here is her story) against the Tavistock Clinic that, when she was 16 years old, had hastily introduced her to therapy with puberty blockers. With a pilatesque and merely formalistic judgement, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is up to them, and not to the courts, to establish whether a minor can access this 'therapy' with hormone blockers. It must be the doctors and not [...]
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30 July 2021
Finland: stop puberty blockers for dysphoric minors
As in the UK and Sweden, the experimental nature and non-reversibility of hormone treatments on children are recognised, and the new guidelines reserve them only for extreme cases, favouring psychological treatments. In Italy too, it is time to think again.
By Wesley J. Smith First it was the British, then the Swedes. And now the transgender moral panic is receiving various objections from the Finns as well. Finnish medical guidelines are now against the use of most puberty-blocking drugs and the transition of adolescents, except in particularly severe cases, and even then only in a research setting. Firstly, it was noted that most [...]
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9 July 2021
No more hormones for children: the next battle
Also in Italy the transitions of minors are increasing. If the Zan bill were to become law, the practice would be normalised. But it is gender stereotypes that must be demolished, not the bodies of girls and boys.
If the Zan bill were to become law, the introduction of the concept of gender identity into the criminal law would have some almost immediate consequences: from the request for self-id or self-certification of gender - the proposal of the MIT (Movement for Trans Identity) is already ready - to the normalisation of the practice of the uterus for rent - here too, a law is already ready to introduce the so-called 'solidarity' surrogacy that will facilitate the explicitly commercial one. Then there is the question of the hormonisation of girls and boys to start them off on the transition, a practice that has already [...]
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