Irreversible damage : the transgender craze seducing our daughters / Abigail Shrier.
Argues gender dysphoria is a cultural phenomenon rather than an actual condition needing medical treatment. The author offers advice to parents of girls and young women who come out as transgender--who she argues are in thrall to trans YouTube stars and gender-affirming educators and therapists pushing life-changing interventions that are medically unnecessary and can cause permanent infertility--and suggests ways they can protect their children from irreversible damage.
"The "trans" epidemic sweeping teenage girls. Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria -- severe discomfort in one's biological sex -- was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively. But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as "transgender." These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans "influencers." Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and "gender-affirming" educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls -- including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility. Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls their agonized parents, and the counselors and the doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to "detransitioners" - young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves. Coming out as transgender immediately boosts these girls' social status, Shrier finds, but once they take the first steps of transition, it is not easy to walk back. She offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters. A generation of girls is at risk. Abigail Shrier's essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it - or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path." -- Inside jacket flap.
- ISBN: 9781684510313
- ISBN: 1684510317
- Physical Description: xxiv, 264 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, 
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographic references (pages 233-234) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction : the contagion -- Chapter one : the girls -- Chapter two : the puzzle -- Chapter three : the influencers -- Chapter four : the schools -- Chapter five : the moms and dads -- Chapter six : the shrinks -- Chapter seven : the dissidents -- Chapter eight : the promoted and the demoted -- Chapter nine : the transformation -- Chapter ten : the regret -- Chapter eleven : the way back -- Afterword : the update.
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