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National Science Foundation Funds Gender Identity Study for 4-Year-Olds

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $138,000 to the University of Washington for a two-year study of 250 children age 4-6, along with their parents, about gender identity. The study will look at what NSF considers early gender socialization, children’s gendered behavior, children’s gender cognition, and children’s “internal sense of gender identity.” The study is being led by researchers Kristina Olson and Selin Gülgöz, who are also involved with the University of Washington’s TransYouth Project, a “longitudinal study of transgender and gender diverse youth.”

From the sound of it, the federal funding is going toward an already biased research project, and one seriously wonders whether the results from this study are going to be used to propagandize preschoolers in the future.

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The Dangers of Puberty Blockers in Children

The number of pediatric gender clinics pushing puberty blocking to prevent suicides in children suffering from gender dysphoria has been expanding the past ten years, but new research by three medical experts published in The New Atlantis shows this “fix” does more harm than good.

The reality is that 80 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria will come to identify with and embrace their bodily sex if they are allowed to develop naturally. Children who take puberty blockers run the risk of not developing normally once puberty is allowed to resume, and are at risk for conditions such as high blood pressure, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. The report reflects that 41 percent of those identifying as “transgender” will attempt suicide at some point in their life and those who have had transition surgery are 19 times more likely than average to die by suicide than other people. So, these trans-affirming solutions can not only cause major health issues, but can also lead to self-inflicted death, which everyone in the debate, including the liberals who advocate for this treatment, wants to prevent.

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