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Referrals to Gender Identity Development Service up 2500% in 8 years

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pisacake Tue 24-Oct-17 22:01:26

2009-10 2/week
2017-18 50/week

Rumandraisin1 Tue 24-Oct-17 23:50:01

One voice of sanity in this (not the guy from GIRES, obviously):

stealtheatingtunnocks Tue 24-Oct-17 23:57:27

The clinics in Scotland are swamped. And, understaffed.

pisacake Wed 25-Oct-17 00:10:55

Norma, sorry Norman Tebbit wonders if it is down to pollution.

"In our human species there have long been born a few individuals neither fully male nor female, but it was until recently a very few indeed. I cannot recollect any such individuals among my fellow pupils at school, nor in my intake for National Service in 1949, nor so far as I know among my children's generation at school.

Evolutionary change seldom comes so suddenly or across such a wide front, so I think it is time we had some research into the extent of the phenomenon both in time and geographical reach. I do not know if the populations of third world or of urban or of rural societies are more or less affected.

Nor is it known if it is only our species or others living alongside us which have been affected, but that knowledge might point to a trigger such as pollution, which is the belief of some scientists."

pisacake Wed 25-Oct-17 11:06:00

some stupid shit here:

"A new tool seeks to map the interest of trans young people in the long-term impact of their transition on long-term fertility."

How the fuck do you propose to ask a 12-year-old if they want to have kids ? What 12-year-old thinks about that?

Stupid people.

Ktown Wed 25-Oct-17 12:46:23

it sounds like a bit of mass hysteria and misinformation is being fed to our kids.

does no one teach biology anymore?

Lancelottie Wed 25-Oct-17 15:06:20

If that quote from Norman Tebbit is accurate, it suggests he has confused intersex disorders with transgender.

Depends what he means, or what he thinks he means, by 'not wholly male or female'.

There is just so much confusion about all of this, isn't there?

pisacake Wed 25-Oct-17 15:12:56

I'm not sure if he is just taking the piss or if he is being serious

MaMisled Wed 25-Oct-17 15:22:08

I shall read those links with great interest. In my daughters very small circle of friends at school, two have begun identifying as the opposite gender in the space of 3 months. Coincidence?

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