Gender dysphoria - once rare, now 'trendy'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

gender confusion 2A child psychiatrist is shedding light on the issue of transgenderism after a Texas mother asked a school to adopt a transgender bathroom policy to accommodate her kindergartener.

EAGNews reports the Pearland Independent School District is refusing to comply with a mother's request this month to change its policy even though she says her transgender child is so distraught he prays to be taken to heaven. Psychiatrist Dr. Allan Josephson of the University of Louisville's Bingham Clinic says a child that age cannot grasp the concept of transgenderism.

"To be this troubled to ask to be taken away or go to heaven or something to that effect, this is coming from the mind of an adult [that is] being projected onto the child," he tells OneNewsNow. "And it suggests a serious, serious problem in the parent-child relationship."

Josephson

Even though the mother reportedly accused the school board of "increasing the risk of suicide among these children," Josephson says the school is right to refuse the mother's request – and that those suffering from gender dysphoria should be given proper treatment, not encouragement.

"This is a problem – and people should get help for it and should be guided through it," says the psychiarist. "And to have legal processes fight for rights does not do these patients any service at all."

Josephson says up until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria was considered to be a very rare and unusual condition, but now it's becoming "trendy."

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