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Only one of them has switched back...
One doctor and medical school professor at the University of Southern California is reportedly responsible for guiding some 1,000 children into transgender identities, according to a Reutersnews report.
Johanna - Olson-Kennedy - Professor - Pediatrics - USC
Johanna Olson-Kennedy is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at USC’s Keck School of Medicine as well as the medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Olson-Kennedy has advocated “gender affirming treatment” for significant numbers of children who claim transgender identities, comparing them to diabetic patients who need insulin.
She has also advised that the minimum age for cross-sex hormones treatment can be as young as 8-years-old.
Reuters - Olson-Kennedy - Children - Youths - Transgender
According to Reuters, Olson-Kennedy has worked with about 1,000 children and youths, assisting and affirming them as they adopt a transgender identity. Writing on Olson-Kennedy’s work helping transgender youth with “social transitions,” the news service reported: “Of some 1,000 patients [Olson-Kennedy] has dealt with, only one switched back to the natal gender.”
That rate of successful “transition” is staggering when compared to the purported average. At PsyPost, writing on numerous studies analyzing the long-term experiences of transgender youths, clinical psychologist James Cantor writes that “the majority of kids cease to feel transgender when they get older.” Cantor cites research indicating that the rate of “desistance” in transgender children ranges from 54 percent to around 90 percent, depending on the study. The desistance rate for Olson-Kennedy’s patients appear to be around 0.1 percent.
Olson-Kennedy - Keck - Medical - School - Center
Olson-Kennedy, the Keck Medical School and the Center for Transyouth Health and Development all declined to comment for this story. Olson-Kennedy initially indicated a willingness to speak to The Fix about transgender clinical practices; later the professor wrote: “I have been advised by my PR people to pass on this.” Olson-Kennedy did not respond to further queries about the 1,000-patient number cited by...
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