We all know children are susceptible to almost anything. American children are now taking part in the new transgender trend because they think it is “cool.”
According to The New American, Australian psychiatrist Stephen Stathis found that transgenderism is becoming a trend and that American children are starting to buy into it because of celebrities, pop culture, TV, the Internet, and social media.
Caitlyn Jenner, one of the most famous transgender individuals, is a major factor in the transgender trend, as well as Laverne Cox, one of the stars in “Orange is the New Black.”
Stathis said that one of his patients recently told him he wanted to be transgender.
“One said to me, ‘Dr. Steve … I want to be transgender, it’s the new black,” Stathis recounted.
“The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the idea that people are “born that way” — is not supported by scientific evidence,” the report stated, instead suggesting that the behavior results from “environmental factors,” such as family, life history and social pressures.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Dr. Ken Zucker, the former head of the Gender Identity Service at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, dealt for 30 years with children who claimed to be transgender. Although he was fired for his gender-affirmative treatment approach, Zucker said many children only learn about what it means to be transgender through popular cultural outlets.
“The number-one factor is the internet,” he told The Toronto Globe and Mail. “If you’re struggling to find out where you fit, the internet is filled with things about gender dysphoria.”
Zucker’s colleague, Dr. Hayley Wood, added, “When we ask, ‘When did you first learn about this label of gender dysphoria,’ they’ll say, ‘Me and Mom watched Oprah.’”
Parents, be on alert for this disturbing trend, and if your child starts buying into it, talk to them and explain to them how things actually work.
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