如果不允許性別過渡的青少年過渡,他們是否更可能自殺?


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作者J.K.在a recent essay為她關於性別和性別問題的有爭議觀點辯護的過程中羅琳寫道:

The argument of many current trans activists is that if you don’t let a gender dysphoric teenager transition, they will kill themselves. In an article explaining why he resigned from the Tavistock (an NHS gender clinic in England) psychiatrist Marcus Evans stated that claims that children will kill themselves if not permitted to transition do not ‘align substantially with any robust data or studies in this area. Nor do they align with the cases I have encountered over decades as a psychotherapist.’

如果性別歧視的青少年不被允許過渡,他們是否更可能自殺?

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A recent study found a high rate of suicidal ideation & a decrease in gender dysphoria in children & teenagers when treated with hormones - Psychiatric Co-Morbidities, Sexual Orientation, and Impact of Therapeutic Interventions in a Gender Non-Conforming Pediatric Practice:

The prevalence of psychiatric co-morbidities, suicidal ideation, and self-injuring behavior is high among GNC youth, but in this population, significantly worse among affirmed males. Both groups had significant improvement in the degree of dysphoria after beginning hormonal treatment.

Referencing a 2015 study, the Williams Institute found a direct link between hormone therapy and lowered suicidal thoughts & attempts (in adults):

Those who wanted, and subsequently received, hormone therapy and/or surgical care had a substantially lower prevalence of past-year suicide thoughts and attempts than those who wanted hormone therapy and surgical care and did not receive them.

The study Pubertal Suppression for Transgender Youth and Risk of Suicidal Ideation found the same to be true for trans teenagers:

There is a significant inverse association between treatment with pubertal suppression during adolescence and lifetime suicidal ideation among transgender adults who ever wanted this treatment. These results align with past literature, suggesting that pubertal suppression for transgender adolescents who want this treatment is associated with favorable mental health outcomes.

Other studies have shown a decrease in depression and increase in overall functioning outcomes with puberty-blockers.


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There's NO epidemiological evidence that showcases improved mood through transitioning.

Their suicide rate/attempts remain the same.

The Washington Post reports nearly HALF of trans male adolescents try to take their own life.

New evidence of the need for such services arrived this week in a study in the September issue of Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. It shows that transgender adolescents attempt suicide at a much higher rate than young people whose gender identity matches the sex on their birth certificates.

Fifty-one percent of transgender male adolescents reported at least one suicide attempt — the highest rate in the study. The second highest was among young people who are nonbinary — those who do not identify exclusively as male or female — at 42 percent, while 30 percent of transgender female adolescents reported attempting suicide.

The suicide attempt rate among transgender persons ranges from 32% to 50% across the countries.