As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, this bizarre phenomenon is growing very rapidly, with the number of kids going to “gender identity clinics” having quadrupled in the past half-decade:
Figures have shown that 84 children aged between three and seven were referred to gender identity clinics last year, compared to just 20 in the year of 2012 to 2013.
Experts said the rise could be explained by the promotion of transgender issues in schools, which may have encouraged more children to think about their identity.
And, while the overall number of kids going to said clinics is not big, the fact that this number is growing at all is alarming to many social scientists. They are beginning to sound the alarm, warning that teaching young, impressionable children about transgenderism may be “sowing seeds of confusion” in their minds, which could lead more kids seek gender identity therapy.
Again, much of this activity is occurring among children of a very young age – well before they have reached physical and mental maturity. The Mail reported that the number of kids under the age of 10 who have gone to a gender identity clinic based at the Tavistock Centre in London has grown by a factor of four over the past five years.
In 2016, a total of 165 kids, 10 and under, were referred to the clinic; that’s up from 36 in the 2012–2013 time frame.
“Children - encouraged by their experiences at school - are beginning to question their gender identity at ever younger ages,” said Dr. Joanna Williams, author of the book Women vs Feminism, in an interview with The Telegraph. She added that schools were “sowing confusion” among schoolchildren by pushing transgenderism as some kind of normal evolutionary process.
“Research suggests that just one per cent of the population experience gender issues. Although the number of transgender children is small, it is growing rapidly,” she told the paper.
In September, World Net Daily reported that an Australian child as young as 4 had become the youngest ever to get a sex-change operation. What’s more, the New South Wales provincial government noted at the time that hundreds of other kids had been “referred to the state’s hospitals for gender dysphoria,” confused about what sex they were.
“Without breaching privacy, we have a 4-year-old who is transitioning to kindergarten next year who has identified as transgender,” Deputy Secretary of School Operations Gregory Prior told local media, adding that many other kids were in similar “circumstances.” [RELATED: The transgender programming of children is child abuse, warns the American College of Pediatricians... chemical castration, genital mutilation and mental illness run amok…]
As WND noted, a number of experts who treat gender confusion don’t like their patients to be any younger than between 16 and 18 – especially those wanting to undergo sex-change surgery – because such procedures are “nonreversible.”
As WND noted:
Most treatments come in the form of chemicals that block gender development while a person sorts out their gender identity.
What’s more, the site added, two top experts in their field from Johns Hopkins University concluded in a study that there is no supporting evidence for the theory that transgenders are “born that way.”
The authors, Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul McHugh, expressed alarm at the developing trend in the United States of parents declaring their child to be transgendered and subjecting the child to hormone treatments, behavioral adjustments and surgery.
The Marxist Left will continue to push its destructive agenda aimed at disrupting and delegitimizing American and Western cultural values until they succeed in finally destroying them; that’s really what this is all about.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.