In today’s day and age, it isn’t surprising to learn that the average age at which people have been diagnosed with ‘gender dysphoria’ has fallen from the median age of 31 to 26 as more ‘transgender’ kids seek “gender-affirming care” in the United Kingdom and United States.
Lead author Dr. Ching-Fang Sun from Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and researchers collected medical records of roughly 43 million patients from the age of four up to 65, finding a significant increase in the number of diagnoses in recent years.
According to the study, out of 100,000 people, 155 were diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria between 2017 and 2021, with biological females likely to be identified as younger.
Dr. Sun stated “Year-over-year, the data reflected a general increase in the prevalence of diagnosis, most notably during adolescence and young adulthood.”
“The phenomenon might be related to increased accessibility of gender care as well as a gender-minority-friendly social context,” researchers wrote. “Gender identity development heavily leans on social processes, including exploration and experimentation with external feedback.”
Researchers suggest that the increase is due to increased social acceptance and wider accessibility of gender clinic ‘specialists,’ including the Gender Identity Service for children at the Tavistock Centre in London.
The study drew 80% of its patients from the United States, noting that “questions have been raised concerning the increasing number of youths who seek professional care for gender dysphoria, especially adolescent assigned females at birth.”
This past month, the NHS confirmed that puberty blockers will not routinely be offered to children treated at the new regional gender identity Development Service clinic.