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Psychiatrist notes an increase in childrens use of transgender as a way to be different

Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Stathis has beamed that a good number of children resident in Australia have identified transgender as a way of being unique.

Dr. Stathis, who is a psychiatrist at Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital opined that out of every 180 children diagnosed with gender dysphoria only a fraction would be diagnosed with gender dysphoria — would have a strong, and unrelenting feeling of identification with the opposite gender and would feel uncomfortable with their gender.

Dr. Stathis further stated that he noticed that a good number of these adolescents are adopting the transgender mentality and seeing it as a way to stand out and be different.

"I once came across an adolescent who bluntly said to me,'Dr Steve, I wish to be a transgender'," Dr. Stathis beams.

According to him, most gender clinic patients adopting this ideology would likely identify transgender as their birth gender once they reach puberty.

Specific cases amongst girls showed that most of these girls welcomed the transgender label because they have been sexually abused.

"The girls say, 'If I had been a male, I don't think I would have been abused," Dr. Stathis said. By the end of 2016, about 100 children were waiting to be assessed at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

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