Gender Dysphoria: Looked after Children. Part 3. U.K. GIDS – @STILLTish. Gender Abolition

Why aren’t child safeguarding organisations expressing concern about how children in Foster Care/Adopted kids are over-represented in Gender Identity Clinics?

The researchers note the high rate of GIDS referrals from Looked after (LAC) and adopted children. They note that LACs make up 0.58% of the general population but 4.9% of GIDs referrals. Adopted children account for another 3.8% of referrals.  The data, therefore, illustrates a significant over-representation of these groups in the GIDs patient population.

Another feature of children referred to Gender Identity Services is a higher than expected rate of autistic children. Children who had experienced bullying and were self-harming are also noted. Data from Finland shows extremely high rates of co-morbid psychiatric conditions. A whopping 68% were found to have had prior engagement with psychiatric services for reasons other then their Gender Dysphoria.

Source: Gender Dysphoria: Looked after Children. Part 3. U.K. GIDS – @STILLTish. Gender Abolition

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