The study was published in the European Psychiatry journal, a publication of Cambridge University Press.
The study's lead author, who also authored a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed study presented at the @SEGM_EBM conference in October, found that gender-transition treatment in Finnish youths did not correlate with a lower suicide death rate. This information was shared by Benjamin Ryan (@benryanwriter) on December 1, 2023.
Critics of gender ideology are often accused of being indifferent to the suffering of children grappling with gender confusion. However, the argument is that the medical transition of these children exacerbates the harm already present. The appropriate treatment for mental illness is not hormone therapy or surgery, but addressing the root cause of gender dysphoria, which is rooted in psychiatric dysfunction.
The study found that the gender dysphoria (GD) group had received significantly more specialist-level psychiatric treatment both before and after contacting specialized Gender Identity Services (GIS) than their matched controls.
A notable increase in psychiatric needs over time was observed. Among the GD group, the relative risk for psychiatric needs after contacting GIS increased from 3.3 for those with the first appointment in GIS during 1996–2000 to 4.6 when the first appointment in GIS was in 2016–2019. Regardless of medical gender reassignment (GR), manifold psychiatric needs persist.
This information should not be surprising. What is surprising is the creation of an entire industry and ideological movement based on no evidence that the risky treatments administered to children will benefit them.
As the United States rapidly embraces medical transition for children, Europe has put a halt to procedures that originated there. Sweden, Finland, the UK, Switzerland, and others have essentially discontinued gender transitions for children due to the lack of evidence supporting its benefits.
On December 25, 2022, Leor Sapir (@LeorSapir) shared that LGBT-friendly Sweden severed ties with WPATH, reaffirming psychotherapy as the default treatment for gender dysphoria, with hormones reserved only for the most extreme cases.
The American public is being misled about gender transition and gender ideology. Despite the mounting evidence, it seems unlikely that people's views on this issue will change. The current frenzy surrounding this issue is reminiscent of the hysteria surrounding COVID-19. Until this fervor subsides, children will be subjected to harmful experimental treatments that will leave them more damaged than before.
A significant legal movement against the doctors promoting this madness could help. It may take billions of dollars in costs to halt them, and personal liability would be even more effective. These doctors are aware of the harm they are causing but refuse to engage in a rational discussion about the risks. Instead, they continue to push harmful "treatments" and profit from them.