The treatment for this particular disorder is severe; lifelong experimental medicalization, sterilization, and complete removal of healthy body parts—a treatment Dr. Ray Blanchard, one of the world’s foremost sexologists, calls “palliative”. In spite of its severity, however, medical transition is no longer a rarity. It
KEY POINTS: Half of all those who desist from gender dysphoria are same-sex attracted. It remains likely that the affirmation-model of treating gender dysphoria will disproportionately affect same-sex attracted individuals, and may constitute “gay-eugenics”. One of the most salient points of the literature on gender
Challenging the Unequivocal Results Recently there has been an increasing number of articles claiming that the high desistence rates of gender dysphoric children is a myth. Brynn Tannehill, Zack Ford and Zinnia Jones are a few of the authorsOlson, 2015 is a scholarly article that
Asscheman, A long-term follow-up study of mortality in transsexuals receiving treatment with cross-sex hormones. (2011) My note: As a generalization, the longer the follow-up on transitioned individuals, the greater the risks and worse the outcomes. This is recognized in the literature, but only rarely by
De Cuypere, Long-term follow-up: psychosocial outcome of Belgian transsexuals after sex reassignment surgery (2006) My note: Could this be where the bourgeoning group of detransitioners have been hiding in the studies?
Van Der Miesen, Gender dysphoria and autism spectrum disorder: A narrative review (2015)
Marantz, Mothers of Boys with Gender Identity Disorder (1991) This study cited by Steensma, Gender identity development in adolescence (2013) in a section on possible pyschosocial factors.
Steensma, Desisting and persisting gender dysphoria after childhood: A qualitative follow-up study, 2011 Note: Also published 2010.
Singh, A Follow-Up Study of Boys with Gender Identity Disorder, 2012 Note: Doctoral Dissertation, unpublished, but cited in the literature (eg. Steensma, 2013 below)
Steensma,Gender identity development in adolescence, (2013)