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Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Inventing” trans children and young people

Books like this cause bullying and make children seek medical treatment. If the authors think that medical treatment for trans-identifying children is a problem, they exacerbate it. Trans children know who they are. Social transition improves their lives. The campaign against trans children, and trans people generally, encourages social conservatives to noisily oppose transition and bully trans children. One author in the book encourages teachers to tell children that transition is not possible.

As someone who wishes I grew up in a time when puberty blockers were available and parents were more accepting of trans issues with children, this post struck a nerve with me.  There has been so much progress in the area of dealing with trans kids, yet those opposing treatment continue to speak out.  For more on this topic, go to Clare's post, “Inventing” trans children and young people.

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