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ninjamansidekick t1_j53hnvv wrote

Current transgender treatment is cross sex hormones which is a life time drug regiment. Why has there been no work in treating gender dysphoria with same sex hormones? Why are we trying to bend the body to the mind instead of bending the mind to the body? Same sex hormone treatment would be temporary and much less likely to cause irreversible long term damage. Unpopular idea, but if you look at this issue objectively this makes way more sense than the current path we are on. Unless there is more to this than the long term health of our children.


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ninjamansidekick t1_j53ko0a wrote

My understanding was that pharmaceutical remedies for genderdysphoria was fairly uncommon and a "wait and see" with counseling was the preferred method before the recent push for gender affirming care.

Having spent a lot of time down this rabbit hole. My conclusion is that our children are suffering, but the broad net cast by the gender activists is not helping because I do not believe the proposed solutions are a one size fits all and the political rhetoric makes it hard to have real discussions to find a lasting solution.


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ninjamansidekick t1_j53rclb wrote

It's a complex issue and for me as parent I don't want my kid to wake up some morning 10 years from now and realize they will never have children of their own because of a decision that was made as a confused 13 year old. What is my response if am asked why I let it happen?

I am sympathetic to idea that transgender teens exist and they should be supported, I am not convinced they exist in the numbers we are seeing. So the question I ponder is: Is this current trend of transgenderism helping or hurting more kids as a whole?

To me the simple answer is wait and see. I do recognize that early transition maybe beneficial in some cases, but that does not out weigh all the potential damage of misdiagnosis given the long term effects of most of the treatments.

History has more than one example of well intended social movements with scientific backing that did not age well. We often forget that humans have been around for awhile and we might not be as smart as we think we are.


smartest_kobold t1_j53zx29 wrote

Why don't we treat diabetes with more blood sugar? Natural sugar treatment would be temporary, but less likely to cause long term damage. Unpopular idea, but...