The Dangerous Science Behind Gender Transitioning

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The reason scientific studies touting the benefits of medical transitioning for those with gender dysphoric or joining the long history of so-called science from call center. I'm John Stonestreet. This is break point from the beginning. Proponents of the sexual revolution have wrapped themselves in the mantle of science especially social science for example in the nineteen fifties. The Kinsey reports helped normalize a whole range of sexual behaviors. They were the source of that still often quoted statistic that ten percent of people or same sex oriented both that figure and the methodology behind. Kinsey. So-called research has long ago been discredited. Still that ten percent number two sticks in some people's heads a new wave of studies in recent years paint a rosy picture about the benefits of medical transitions for people with gender dysphoric. You so much. So that is Paul. Dirks recently said public discourse lifelong experimental medicalisation sterilization and complete removal of healthy body parts. No longer a rarity. It's now the recommended treatment for gender is for you. But what if those studies are like the Kinsey reports? What if they reflect the bias and of the authors rather than reality will given? What's at stake? This is vitally important question. Especially since -ocial science itself is in the midst of what's called a replication crisis in other words when researchers tried to replicate the findings of studies in the Social Sciences. They often cannot this failure replication. Even includes studies regarded as canonical in some fields. So how can we distinguish between what solid research? And what won't withstand further scrutiny. When it comes the so called settled science of Gender Transitioning Paul Dirks public discourse article titled Transition As treatment. The best study showed the worst outcomes sums up. The results of his deep dive into this research dirks defines best studies as those that have followed people who underwent medical transition for the longest period of time. It's well recognized in the literature. Dirk states that the year after medical gender transition is a quote honeymoon period which does not represent a realistic picture of long-term sexual and psychological status yet most of the popular ginger transition studies are limited to just a few years following the transitioning other studies that support medical transition failed to follow up with as many as half the original participants. That's well beyond the threshold of reliability. Many of the studies dirk states are fraught with design problems like small sample sizes short study links enormously high dropout rates to name just three the problem so bad one systematic review of the literature rate and only two out of twenty nine studies as high quality and contrast the best designed and most rigorous studies. Whose results are most likely to stand up over. Time found. That medical transition was not the solution to the patient's problems especially in the case of male to female transitions. They reveal much higher. Mortality rates do increased rates of suicide AIDS. Drug abuse even cardiovascular disease another high quality study found a sevenfold increase in suicide attempts and a nineteen fold increase in completed suicides after transitions even when the findings are adjusted for pre existing psychiatric problems which are often treated as unrelated to the gender DIS Fauria. They're still a three fold. Increase in psychiatric hospital admissions in other words when it comes to medical gender transitioning the best studies show the worst outcomes and the current use of shoddy social science to support medical transitioning. That's not only misleading. It's dangerous in this case. As is common in the social sciences especially throughout the history of the sexual revolution ideology is overwhelming truth. Finding too many researchers think they know what the data should tell us and so they at times unconsciously and times consciously designed their studies to make sure that it does sadly the consequences of their failure is far worse than professional embarrassment or tarnished reputations this case the consequences could be permanent and

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