Most Gender-Confused Children Grow Out of ‘Trans’ Phase, Landmark Study Finds

A landmark 15-year study found what critics have been saying all along: most “trans” children grow out of their gender confusion by the time they are fully grown adults.

Dutch researchers tracked 2,700 children starting at the age of 11 until their mid-twenties, asking about their gender every three years.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, began with 1-in-10 children (11%) expressing “gender non-contentedness” to varying degrees.

But by age 25, just 1-in-25 (4%) said they were “often” or “sometimes” unhappy with their gender.

“The results of the current study might help adolescents to realize that it is normal to have some doubts about one’s identity and one’s gender identity during this age period and that this is also relatively common,” the researchers concluded.

“Gender non-contentedness, while being relatively common during early adolescence, in general decreases with age and appears to be associated with a poorer self-concept and mental health throughout development.”

But over the last 7 years, rates of gender dysphoria diagnoses soared in every state except one, “with the average age of diagnosis trending younger,” the Daily Mail reported.

The evidence also highlights the trans movement’s social contagion characteristics as well as the medical industry’s profit incentive given the sharp rises in gender dysphoria diagnoses in a relatively short period of time.

From the Daily Mail:

An analysis of insurance claims conducted by Komodo Health Inc found between 2017 and 2021, approximately 121,880 children aged six to 17 years old were diagnosed with the condition.   

In 2021, 42,000 were given the diagnosis, a 70 percent increase from 2020. 

And children under 18 years old now make up one-fifth of new diagnoses each year. 

In the United States, 1.6 million people ages 13 and older identify as transgender.  

A report by the health data analytics firm Definitive Healthcare shows the rate of gender dysphoria increased in every state except South Dakota from 2018 to 2022 across all ages. 

Dr. Jay Richards, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, said the study will render “gender-affirming care” on minors historically on par with “eugenics and lobotomies.”

“We’ve known for over a decade that most kids who experience distress with their sexed bodies resolve those feelings after they pass through natural puberty. 

“Indeed, we can infer from the DSM 5 [2013] and other sources that as many as 88 percent of gender-dysphoric girls and as many as 98 percent of gender-dysphoric boys in previous generations desisted if allowed to go through natural puberty. 

“These two facts make it clear why ‘gender-affirming care’ on minors is such an outrage. It leads, in the end, to sterilization and in many cases to a complete loss of natural sexual function. 

“There is no good evidence that this helps minors long term. Moreover, it medicalizes what could very well be temporary psychological symptoms.

“History will judge this medicalized ‘gender-affirming care’ on minors as we now judge eugenics and lobotomies.”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and the Democrats continue to virtue-signal the harmful trans ideology at any opportunity.