It is true that girls are undergoing gender-transition procedures at alarmingly higher rates than boys, though it's important to note that WPATH is an organization that promotes the medicalization of children with gender identity issues, and recently recommended removing age barriers for doing so.
As the fight against the medicalization of children in the name of "gender-affirming care" intensifies, Reuters published a "special report" on the growing disproportionate popularity of transgenderism in young girls that had several glaring biases.
Throughout the report, titled "A gender imbalance emerges among trans teens seeking treatment," Reuters attempted to posture as non-partisan, but ended up using left-wing ideological terms like "assigned female at birth" to refer to girls and contradicting itself multiple times about why transitioning is becoming popular among adolescent females.
Medicalized gender transition procedures include the blocking of puberty, taking cross-sex hormones, and surgical procedures like mastectomies, vagioplasties, phalloplasties, facial reconstruction surgeries, and more.
"Several clinics in the United States told Reuters that among their patients, the ratio was nearly 2-to-1, and similar phenomena have been documented in Europe, Canada and Australia," the piece added, accurately highlighting the discrepancy.
However, the writers began to show even more bias by assuming every "gender-care specialist" is acting in good faith by altering and/or removing the healthy functional body parts of teens.
According to the "Reuters Special Report," the dramatic increase in youths seeking out transgender procedures has "led to a split among gender-care specialists: those who urge caution to ensure that only adolescents deemed well-suited to treatment after thorough evaluation receive it, and those who believe that delays in treatment unnecessarily prolong a child’s distress and put them at risk of self-harm."
There was no mention made of a third group of medical practitioners – those in it for the money.
Back in September, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, came under fire after revelations that the hospital has been performing medicalized gender transitions on minors and reveling in how much money they were bringing in because of it.
In a video released on September 20 by Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire, a woman identified as Dr. Shayne Taylor boasted that transgender surgeries are a "big moneymaker," further explaining that the patients require many follow-ups.
"Some of our VUMC financial folks in October of 2016 put down some costs of how much money we think each patient would bring in. And this is only including top surgery — this isn't including any bottom surgery — and it's a lot of money," Taylor said, referring to surgeries to remove female patients' breasts (top) and those to alter genitalia (bottom).
"Within the gender-care community, top surgery is considered a safe and effective way to alleviate a major source of anguish in transgender boys."
Throughout the piece, Reuters highlighted one of the top transgender cosmetic surgeons in the country, Sidhbh Gallagher, who has amassed a huge TikTok following for posting musical videos about performing double mastectomies on teenage girls.
This very same doctor has recently gone viral for performing a faulty mastectomy on a trans-identifying female, who made a Twitter thread about nearly dying from blood loss as a result of a botched surgery while Dr. Gallagher dismissed their concerns.
In a statement that essentially regurgitated the mainstream talking points surrounding the matter, the authors made the claim that "professionals in the gender-care community agree that treatment of all transgender children should be supportive and affirming."
This was proven to be incorrect later in the piece when they cited an ex-WPATH board member and transgender psychologist who treats gender-questioning youth.
"Girls have a harder time with the physical and emotional changes that come with the onset of puberty," said Dr. Erica Anderson to Reuters on the increase of young girls identifying as transgender. "And I think there is an element of truth that males have it better in many quarters of society than females."
"Kids do try things on and not everything sticks. They experiment," Anderson continued, before dropping the bombshell.
"I do not believe that we have an obligation to accept at face value everything a young person says to us," the former WPATH member said, blowing the theory that the only treatment for children who think they're trans should be "affirming" out of the water.
Reuters then cited a Finnish doctor who acknowledges that social contagion is at least partially responsible for children, especially girls, identifying as trans, but still thinks this is fine.
"In Finland, which was early to embrace gender care for minors, Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala, chief psychiatrist at the Tampere University Hospital Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, noticed a few years ago that the profile of patients seeking to medically transition was shifting," the authors wrote.
"Many showed no signs of gender dysphoria until puberty, were mostly assigned female at birth – reaching 90 percent of patients by 2017 – and often belonged to similar social circles in school and online. In some cases, she said, patients described personal experiences with exactly the same details."
"That these teens were possibly emulating each other didn't bother Kaltiala," the report continued.
"That is perfectly normal," the doctor told the publication.
Reuters once again contradicted itself, going back on its point about social contagion playing a role in the uptick in trans-identifying youth. They made this argument in a subsection called "Resisting the 'fad' narrative," where they cited a different doctor who says it's not due to social influences, which goes against the previous Finnish doctor's statement that it partially is.
"Transgender advocates and some doctors reject the idea that social media and peer influence may play a role in the predominance of female-to-male transitions among adolescent patients," wrote the authors. "They say that it feeds a dangerous transphobic myth and that opponents of gender care weaponize this false 'fad' narrative to limit children's access to treatment."
They backed up this claim with an opinion from Dr. Dan Karasic, lead author of the mental health chapter in WPATH's new Standards of Care. Besides arguing for lowering the ages for transgender care, the new SOC also designates "eunuchs," or men who are castrated, as a trans identity.
"One of the false narratives is that young people are being lured in and directed somehow against their will to become transgender, which is not at all the case," said Karasic to Reuters.
According to him, it's opponents of "gender-affirming care" for children who think that a lot of trans-identifying kids are just "somebody who has a text chat with someone and is left with some confusion about who they are."
However, Dr. Kaltiala in Finland was already cited saying that girls in the same social and online circles are experiencing the same thing. Which is it, Reuters?
As for the reasoning as to why girls are feeling more uncomfortable in their natural bodies than men, the writers claimed that it's due to "society [being] generally less accepting of what it deems an effeminate boy than of a masculine girl."
However, those critical of gender ideology argue that this phenomenon actually proves that society has a problem with masculine girls so much so that it tells them that they are men, not just tomboys.
The report went on to list a ridiculous amount of other acceptable gender identities.
"A growing list of terms reflects this diversity of gender identities: agender, nonbinary, gender fluid, polygender, demiboy and demigirl."
Reuters closed out the piece with yet another contradiction, as it described the "success" of a high school LGBT club going from one member to 30, half of which identified as some type of transgender.
"Kulovitz was still the only transgender student he knew of when, as a high-school freshman, he felt emboldened enough to start the school's first LGBTQ club. At first, nobody came. But over time, the club had grown to include 30 students, half of whom identified as transgender, nonbinary or gender fluid," the authors wrote.
However, the amount of trans kids in that club is wildly disproportionate to the amount of trans people nationwide. According to Pew Research, only 5 percent of American young adults identify as a gender other than the one they were born with.
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