In the field of L.G.B.T. issues



I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.
 September 18, 2018   Commentary By-Michelle Cretella
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          "All of us should demand a halt to the medical transition of minors until rigorous non-agenda-driven, long-term research is completed," writes Michelle Cretella.
          Michelle Cretella, M.D., is executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, a national organization of pediatricians and other health care professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children.
           A new study is out that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results confirm a long pattern of data: Transgender teens attempt suicide more frequently than adolescents generally.
Unfortunately, this data may be used to pressure parents to put their children through radical transition-affirming therapies.
This would be a serious mistake.
            The new study assumes the unproven belief that all gender identities are equally healthy and fixed in all children and teens. This is an ideological premise touted by professional medical and psychiatric guilds, not scientific fact.
The study also offers no proof that these radical therapies—puberty-blocking drugs, double mastectomies for girls, and so on—will prevent adolescents from attempting suicide.
If anything, the findings of the survey reinforce the dire need for serious scientific research into the potential environmental causes of gender dysphoria and the risks—both physical and psychological—of medical transition.

The Study’s Findings
The study, titled “Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior,” made national headlines upon its release on Sept. 11 in the journal Pediatrics. It revealed that among adolescents who identify as transgender, female-to-male youth have the highest suicide risk.
The researchers examined data collected between 2012 and 2015 from the “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” survey. The survey was administered to 120,617 adolescents across the nation between the ages of 11 and 19 years old and focused on 40 developmental strengths known to predict healthy development, as well as risk behaviors, such as depression and suicide.
The survey also asked students to indicate which of the following best described them: female; male; transgender, female to male; transgender, male to female; transgender, nonbinary (neither male nor female); or questioning. It also asked them whether they had ever attempted suicide.
The team found that adolescent girls who identified as male had the highest rate of ever having attempted suicide: 50.8 percent. Adolescents who identified as nonbinary were next at 41.8 percent. Among male adolescents who identified as female, 29.9 percent had attempted suicide at least once. Those who were questioning their gender identity were next with a rate of 27.9 percent.
These stand in stark contrast to significantly lower rates of attempted suicide among the girls in the sample without gender dysphoria (17.6 percent) and the boys without gender dysphoria (9.8 percent).
The authors state that further research into this risk differentiation may help to develop strategies for preventing suicide among trans-identifying adolescents. Ideally, this would include an analysis of suicide attempts based upon adolescents’ biological sex, not just their gender identity.
This is important because overall, biological girls are more likely than boys to attempt suicide—a fact demonstrated by data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given the current data, my hypothesis is that such a survey would reveal that the majority of nonbinary and questioning teens are in fact biological girls.
In other words, it is possible that the much higher rate of attempted suicide among female-to-male, nonbinary, and questioning transgender youth has more to do with factors relating to their biological sex (i.e. being a girl) than it does with anything related to gender identity.
If confirmed, this may help explain the causes, since it is possible that common underlying psychological and environmental factors may be at play triggering both gender dysphoria and suicidal tendencies in a subset of these adolescents.  The Study "Transgender Adolescent  Suicide Behavior" is here-  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/09/07/peds.2017-4218?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token 


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Port Angeles desires truth

Everyone in Port Angeles wants to know the truth.. they want their world view to reflect the truth, and everyone relies on Science. What exactly is Science? We think of Science as the observation and explanation of Natural phenomena. Following are the latest Scientific journals about gender issues..

what does the science say?...

Lets look into the latest studies, on transgenders. Do they reflect lifestyles of satisfaction, joy happiness, or are the people who choose these lifestyles unhappy, depressed, with rising suicide rates, When we look at what the Schools teach and advocate we find that they encourage this lifestyle as acceptable, positive and doable. Our School system is teaching students can have gender dreams that contradict their biology. But what the schools don’t tell the students is the down side of choosing a gender other than what you were born with. The science points out that some of the beliefs people have held are false, and lead to lifestyles fraught with depression, sadness and regret

New Study Refutes LGBT ‘Born that Way’ Theory, ‘Transgender’ Labels for Children

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” that “all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender,” the findings state. More info: https://eppc.org/publications/new-study-refutes-lgbt-born-that-way-theory-transgender-labels-for-children/

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Study on Sexuality and Gender

published in the Fall 2016 issue of The New Atlantis
Lawrence S. Mayer, Paul R. McHugh

I've marked the last page of the study which is many pages long. You can follow the study back through it's pages at the bottom of the conclusion page.

Conclusion:

Accurate, replicable scientific research results can and do influence our personal decisions and self-understanding, and can contribute to the public discourse, including cultural and political debates. When the research touches on controversial themes, it is particularly important to be clear about precisely what science has and has not shown. For complex, complicated questions concerning the nature of human sexuality, there exists at best provisional scientific consensus; much remains unknown, as sexuality is an immensely complex part of human life that defies our attempts at defining all its aspects and studying them with precision. More info: www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/conclusion-sexuality-and-gender  

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Do Sex Education Programs work? No Says Major New Study.

Philippa Taylor | Nov 22 2016

Newly released last week, to muted publicity, was a comprehensive, reliable and rigorous Cochrane review of studies reviewing school-based interventions on sex education. This was a large review, combining peer-reviewed data from more than 55,000 young people from around the world. Cochrane reviews are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources.

Some of its conclusions were startling and probably for many, unexpected.

The studies in the Cochrane review were all randomized controlled trials from Europe, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Most were of high quality and had follow-ups at between 18 months and seven years. The sex education programs they investigated included peer and teacher-led education and “innovative uses” of drama and group work.

What did the Cochrane Review find? More info: www.mercatornet.com/features/articles/19035 

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Studies find LGBT youth more likely to use drugs, smoke, drink, engage in risky behavior

ATLANTA, Georgia, September 15, 2016 (lifesite news) — Recent studies show that homosexual youth are far more likely to use drugs, smoke, drink, and engage in risky, violent, and/or self-destructive behavior.

Fifteen researchers poured over the U.S. Center for Disease Control's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which "monitors six categories of priority health-related behaviors among youth and young adults" using school-based surveys.

The researchers compared the behavior of homosexuals (and practicing bisexuals) to heterosexual high school youth from September 2014 to December 2015. The "risky behavior" included violence, smoking, alcohol and drug use, "unsafe" sex, poor diet, and physical inactivity.

The conclusion? "Significant health disparities exist between sexual minority and nonsexual minority youth. More info: www.lifesitenews.com/news/studies-find-lgbt-youth-more-likely-to-use-drugs-smoke-drink-engage-in-risk

 

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Federal report: Planned Parenthood's touted sex-ed program's failure

The results from a five year report from the Health and Human Services (HHS) office of Adolescent Health show that a half billion dollars of spending and half a decade of work has failed to produce the effective sex education programs promised. In fact, a closer look at the data from the HHS office shows that in some cases, the federally-funded sex education programs helped contribute to an increase of pregnancy and sexual exploration in teenagers, while other programs didn’t impact behavior changes at all. While those supporting these sex education programs, including Planned Parenthood, have lauded the “evidence-based” curricula they provide, the results show evidence of widespread failure. More info: www.liveaction.org/news/federal-report-planned-parenthoods-touted-sex-ed-programs-failure/

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Protect young minds.   Until our society makes the internet safe for kids, parents must be proactive in teaching what pornography is, why it's dangerous and exactly how to reject it. The good news is that you CAN DO it!
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Accountablity for those hooked on Porn
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Techonology and young people-   Enough is enough is about all the evil techonology can bring into childrens lifes.  www.enough.org

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Parents and Friends of Exgays and Gays    Videos testimonys of people who have come out of the gay lifestyles. pfox.org

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Stories about gender issues from a Christian world view.
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Family Values Website  Life, marriage, Religious Freedom 
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Family Policy Instutite of Washington Web site dealing with family values for Washington State.
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Science and the Bible are in agreement.  
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