Psychologist: ‘Over half of my child patients are gender-confused’

A top clinical psychologist has reported that over half of her patients are claiming to be the opposite sex.

The anonymous psychologist, who has more than 15 years’ experience, said there was a sudden increase of gender-confusion in children after lockdowns and that she has never witnessed so many patients with it.

But due to fears of being called ‘transphobic’ or practising so-called ‘conversion therapy’, she has felt unable to question patients about its connection to issues such as suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

Disconnected children

The psychologist lamented that she has seen patients with mental health issues who were encouraged to live as if they were the opposite sex from as young as five-years-old.

She explained: “When we disconnect them from their biological sex, we set up patterns of denial and secrets. We set them up to hate their bodies at puberty, to beg for blockers and binders, because for years we told them they could change sex and they believed us.

“They are desperate to go back to the years when no one knew any different, but that time will never come again. Time is not reversible.”

for years we told them they could change sex and they believed us

Pressure to affirm

Doctors have raised concerns over the consequences for GPs who do not give in to pressure to affirm children who claim to be the opposite sex.

Writing in The Scotsman, GPs Dr Angus McKellar and Dr Antony Latham questioned whether they would be branded ‘transphobic’ for upholding the reality of biological sex and not referring a child to a gender clinic due to the risk of harm.

Earlier this year, the Scottish Government tabled legislation to allow Scots as young as 16-years-old to change their legal sex merely by self-declaration. The Scottish Parliament’s equalities committee’s call for views on the Bill runs until 16 May.

Also see:

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