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Trans Psychologist Who Has Helped Hundreds of Teens Transition: “It’s Gone Too Far”

Trans Psychologist Who Has Helped Hundreds of Teens Transition: “It’s Gone Too Far”

“It’s going to get worse. I don’t want any part of it”

A growing number of people feel this way. Kids are making permanent changes to their bodies before their brains are fully developed.

The New York Post reports:

Trans doctor who helps teens transition says it’s now ‘gone too far’

A transgender psychologist who has helped hundreds of teens transition has warned that it has “gone too far” — and fears many are making life-changing decisions because it’s “trendy” and pushed on social media.

Erica Anderson, 71 — who is transgender herself — told the Los Angeles Times that she is horrified that even 13-year-old kids are now getting hormone treatment without even meeting with psychologists.

“I think it’s gone too far,” said Anderson, who until recently led the US professional society at the forefront of transgender care.

“For a while, we were all happy that society was becoming more accepting and more families than ever were embracing children that were gender variant.

“Now it’s got to the point where there are kids presenting at clinics whose parents say, ‘This just doesn’t make sense,‘” she said.

Anderson is so concerned, in fact, she said she is considering ending her own pioneering work helping teens transition.

“I have these private thoughts: ‘This has gone too far. It’s going to get worse. I don’t want any part of it,’ ” she said.

“I worry that people will accuse me of setting the train in motion, as part of those who advocated the affirmative approach to gender in youth, even though that’s not a reasonable account of what happened.”

She believes that the dramatic rise in teens seeking treatment is likely driven by peer pressure as much as wider acceptance of trans issues.

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So how many “hundreds” of kids did she treat before she finally twigged to the realization that “something was wrong?”

When you have jumped off a cliff and are half way down it is too late to yell,
“Help! I’ve gone too far.”

“It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me, that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.”

nordic_prince | April 18, 2022 at 10:44 pm

Of course the rocketing increase in “trans” youth is due in large part to peer pressure. Teens area notorious for jumping on the same questionable bandwagon as all their buddies. Not to mention it’s a very chic way of seeking attention and grabbing their 15 minutes of fame. Then when the fame ebbs away, they’re still saddled with whatever issues they had when they started their journey of confusion.

    wsot23887 in reply to nordic_prince. | April 19, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    “…they’re still saddled with whatever issues they had…”

    Except now they’re mutilated and sterilized, because don’t say gay

“What’s cut off is gone forever,
Dreadful sorry, Clementine.”

(From the trans Clementine, about a minor, (sans vaginer), who was born “Clement” and decided to transition, then regretted it.)