False Assumptions Behind Youth Gender Transitions

A recent paper takes on 5 key faulty assumptions behind “gender-affirming” interventions for youth.

The highly medicalized approach to managing gender distress in youth, integral to the “gender-affirmative” care model, rests on several key assumptions. Publications promoting “gender affirmation” of youth fail to explicitly call out these assumptions—or misrepresent these problematic assumptions as proven facts.

Unproven assumption 1. Gender identity, which underlies gender dysphoria, is a fundamental personal characteristic that is biologically “ingrained.”

From the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine. (Full Report)