Transgenderism is the hot topic of discussion between secular leftists and moral people these days. Every time I see a study about this issue, I’m blogging about it, so that I can find all the studies I need when I have to debate this. One thing you hear from the secular left is that parents must allow kids to transition, or they will suffer declines in mental health. But what does the data say?
Here’s the latest study, reported by Fox News:
Children taking anti-psychotic medication in the military health system for serious mental illness were later administered “gender-affirming pharmaceuticals,” according to Department of Defense health records, with one of its air base physicians claiming the gender drugs could “melt away” psychotic conditions such as a schizophrenia diagnosis.
A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2021 entitled, “Mental Healthcare Utilization of Transgender Youth Before and After Affirming Treatment,” discussed internal DoD health records from 2010-2018.
The review showed that transgender kids in the DoD health system were being given heavy psychotropic medications such as anti-psychotics while being sent through a “gender-affirming” pipeline.
So, the authors of the study thought that transitioning children would cause their mental health problems to just disappear. But the study actually found the opposite:
The study yielded unflattering results on the effects the gender treatments had on kids’ mental health. Not only did it find no significant psychological benefit, but many children had their psychotropic medication increased after gender-related drugs were administered.
“Among 963 [transgender] youth using gender-affirming pharmaceuticals, mental healthcare did not significantly change and psychotropic medications increased following gender-affirming pharmaceutical initiation,” the study said.
“The most pronounced increases in psychotropic medication were in… anti-psychotics and lithium,” a mood stabilizing medication commonly used to treat bipolar disorder.
The secular left likes to say that hormone therapy is a treatment for the mental illnesses that these young people have. But this study doesn’t show that, it shows that they were taking even more psychotropic medications after beginning their sex changes.
Here are some of the other studies I’ve blogged about before:
- New study: more than half of all female-to-male transgender teens attempt suicide
- Controversial study on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria and transgenderism re-published
- Study: sex-reassignment surgery does not improve mental health of transgender people
- New study: “social contagion” is a major factor in teen and young adult gender dysphoria
- New study: there is no gay gene that causes homosexuality
- New study: 50% of biological males in women’s prisons convicted of sex crimes
- New study: psychotherapy improves mental health of autistic teens with gender dysphoria