There are two ways to view these numbers from a recent Telegraph article. Within the context of the other numbers in the article, the children being referred for ‘transgendering’ are in ways troubled, abused or otherwise wounded. That makes them into perfect experimental subject for the latest exciting new therapy. At other times they might have been subjected to electroshock or medications that play with their serotonin levels (which we now know elevates cardiac risks) without understanding how that works, but then transgenderism was rebooted.
Either way the evidence out of the UK, where actual debates are being had about this, is that a variety of emotional and mental issues were gathered up and turned into a transgender identity for political reasons.
The Tavistock clinic ignored evidence that 97.5 per cent of children seeking sex changes had autism, depression or other problems that might have explained their unhappiness, a new book claims…
Seven in ten children had more than five “associated features” such as abuse, anxiety, eating disorders or bullying, and a social worker estimated that as few as 1 in 50 children treated at the clinic would have stayed transgender for life if they had not been given controversial drug therapy…
The NHS’s Gender Identity Development Service for children (Gids), which is based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London, will close later this year after it was criticised in an independent review by Dr Hilary Cass.
Advocates would argue that the children had emotional problems because they weren’t being enabled in an exciting new gender identity.
But there’s the autism numbers.
Less than two per cent of children in the UK are thought to have an autism spectrum disorder, but according to Gids’s own data, around 35 per cent of its referrals “present with moderate to severe autistic traits”.
And a particularly ominous number
Children referred to Gids were ten times more likely than the national average to have a registered sex offender as a parent,
What are the odds?
The UK currently has some 60,000 registered sex offenders. Since we’re dealing with a population across time, let’s assume that as the starting point, but either way we’re not dealing with a massive and pervasive number.
We are however dealing with consequences.