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originally posted by: violet
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: violet
The therapy is for gender dysphoria, not confusion. The distress comes from parents and society.
And no the help is not "too readily available". In fact parents and doctors try to convince them they aren't transgender or try to make sure it is legitimate. If it's just a phase, they would know and it will be short-lived, just like any other stuff kids go through.
Then a phase would be classified as confusion ... unsure.
I still think a "phase" can be influenced
This is a common mix up of insults hurled are people asking important questions.
These are not transgender people, they are transgender kids.
And their parents are concerned for a very very good reason. They love their kids and do not want this very adult decision made by 13 year old with no real help from "professionals".