Many More Young Americans Identify as Transgender in Recent Years

  • The number of young Americans who identify as transgender has increased tremendously in recent years, nearly doubling between 2017 and 2022. Today, about 5% of young people say they identify as transgender or non-binary, meaning they do not identify as male or female.
  • The mainstream response to gender-questioning youth, in our schools and medical system, has been to encourage experimentation with new “gender identities” and to offer medical gender-transition treatments.

The Mainstream Response to Gender-Questioning Youth Comes With Serious Risks

Patients Deserve to Understand the Risks Associated with Gender-Transition Treatments

  • Gender-transition patients should be informed of the risk-benefit analysis of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries. 
  • To ignore or minimize the very serious risks associated with gender transitions is to fail to give patients the opportunity to provide informed consent. 
  • This area of medicine deserves greater study, scrutiny, oversight, and accountability. 

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