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Feb 21Liked by Gender: A Wider Lens

So much to be infuriated about. The contradictions are absolutely mind bending, and only understood through the lens (the title of your podcast has always seemed perfect to me) of the good feeling from virtue signaling and staying loyal to the liberal tribe (all of us Leftugees have somehow been immune to this?) as well as the fear of whistle blowing and damaging one's professional reputation and livelihood. Amid all the research and writing that will continue to be done about this madness, the question of what personality/IQ traits it takes to push against the ideology will be vital to explore.

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I think it's part of the bigger question of why rules and longstanding research no longer apply in any field when it comes to questions of gender identity. We need to start forcing professionals to go on record explaining why this one thing is exempt from everything we know about medicine, child and adolescent development, family therapy, etc. Deviating this far from everything we know in these fields must be justified and no one is pushing beyond shallow or empty justifications for throwing out all the rules for these kids.

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Yes, this! I have noticed this with studies (and congressional hearings!) about the negative impact of social media on the mental health of kids and teens, linking it to the current mental health crisis among young people. But no one is stating the obvious, that social media is likely partly responsible for the explosion in young people identifying as trans.

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Here is California, Attorney General Rob Bonta has proposed rules on Social Media for minors that would require parental approval for kids to be on sites. At the same time, both the AG and Governor are against schools not offering certain LGBTQ books in libraries, some of which have sections in them specifically instructing kids how to hide their social media and internet activities from their parents.

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Good lord.

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I am an adult endocrinologist. I don’t do transgender medicine though I did as part of my training. It was never my interest/passion but it is very intriguing how much the field has changed in even the past 7 years. When I was in training in 2016-2017 we didn’t really use the gender affirming care model. Patients had to have psych evaluation prior to any hormones. They had to be living/presenting as their desired gender for six months. And non-binary was something was likely to get you laughed out of the clinic. Now in an effort to destigmatize things I feel we have thrown the baby out with the bath water. We’ve removed the need for any mental health evaluation. They can present in whichever way they want. Patients come with their list of desired cocktail of hormones and secondary sex characteristics and the expectation is that we just comply without any further eval. No differential diagnosis. No deeper dive or additional testing. It’s just so antithetical to how we practice medicine in every other way.

I honestly don’t know the protocols of the peds endos. I hope their evaluation is atleast slightly more rigorous than us adult endos, but who knows.

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Hi, I am in search of endocrinologist, who does not support transgender ideology in Australia, please can anyone let me know one or way to find one?

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Hi you could try the Genspect discord? Or the GDSN www.genderdysphoriasupportnetwork.com

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Excellent point. Next time I talk to a skeptical doctor I’ll bring this up. Except I avoid doctors at all costs now, sadly.

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