Skip to comments.Rates of depression, suicidal thoughts are high among transgender teens
Posted on 04/11/2020 6:58:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Depression, suicidal thoughts and self-injury are common among U.S. transgender teens, new research shows.
The study also found that hormone therapy leads to significant improvements in gender dysphoria -- the feeling of being uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth.
For the study, the researchers analyzed the medical records of 158 transgender teens treated at a pediatric endocrinology clinic between 2014 and 2019.
The patients included 107 affirmed males (female to male), 47 affirmed females (male to female), and four who considered themselves non-binary. Affirmed gender is an individual's declared gender identity.
Overall, 78.5 percent had a mental health condition, with depression the most common (66.5 percent). Suicidal thoughts were more common among affirmed males (70 percent) than among affirmed females (49 percent), the study found.
In addition, self-injuring (cutting) was more common among affirmed males (56 percent) than among affirmed females (25.5 percent).
On average, both affirmed males and affirmed females began hormone treatment between age 15 and 16. Both groups reported significantly lower gender dysphoria after starting hormonal treatment.
The study was published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.
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Perversion is depressing? Shocker.
Of course they are, because they aren’t being diagnosed or treated for their underlying problems
15 and 16 year old kids being given this kind of .....
Id ask where the parents are but I suspect broken homes have a lot to do with this and the remaining parent wants to be the Facebook and local cause celebrity with the hip/unique transgender teen.
Coming out... its just not enough to be unique.
Depression and suicidal thoughts high among mentally ill teens.
Gee, ya think?
"That's why we have to catch them when they are young and transition them before they have the maturity to understand what is happening to their bodies. It's just the bigotry of others that brings them depression. We need to call them by their chosen pronouns and, if you don't, you should be fined or jailed." < / liblogic >
It's what often comes of being brought up by "progressive" parents and having "progressive" teachers.
The mental illness led them to think they could be happier with fake sexual apparatus of the other sex.
Depression & suicidal thoughts are high among mentally ill?
Gee, who would have guessed that?
When I was a kid many of us wanted to be fireman or cops while the smarter ones wanted to be doctors or lawyers. With today’s democrat led culture, kids want to be perverts, drug addicts, agitators and snowflakes.
Crazy people kill themselves.
Yes Captain O, that is true.
@oldeconomybuyer why are you posting this crap on this website?
In fact, why do you constantly post crap like this on FR?
They obviously are mentally unstable...disturbed. What do you expect? For them to be “happy” they must move beyond their mental illness...not be supported by society in their mental illness. This “study” gets today’s NSS (No Sh** Sherlock) Award. Later today Captain Obvious will be presenting it to the authors.
well stop telling a boy he is a girl etc then.
Stop raising boys to be little girls.
In other news, water wet.
Of course it is....they’re damaged beyond repair to begin with and then they add hormones and/or surgery to the mix and viola!... they want to jump off a bridge.
Probably self hatred and depression push teens toward the latest Transgender fads.
It was a mental struggle for me too as a teenager. I had to fight to keep from getting an erection every time I saw/talked to a pretty girl.
The struggle was real folks but I suppose it “affirmed” my maleness.
this deserves another $100,000,000 worth of studies..