Swedish Teen Girls Diagnosed as Transgender Skyrockets 1500% Since 2008
Number of cases of teenagers in Sweden with gender dysphoria diagnosis soars
The number of teenagers in Sweden being diagnosed as transgender has skyrocketed in recent years, according to new data from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.
Since 2008, new cases of gender dysphoria diagnoses among teen girls between the ages of 13 and 17 have soared by a staggering 1,500 percent.
The numbers of cases seen among younger children, young men, and young women have also increased markedly, Swedish news outlet SVT reports.
Young men aged 18 to 24 being diagnosed as transgender has increased by 400 percent in the same time period.
Experts still do not know exactly what is causing the spike in gender confusion.
An investigator at Sweden’s National Board of Health, Peter Salmi, said in a press release that authorities are fully aware of the marked rise in cases.
“Yes, that the increase is clear, there is no doubt, however, we do not know what the increase is due to,” Salmi said.
Often, the phenomenon known as Gender dysphoria is, in many cases, aggravated by psychiatric diagnoses like anxiety disorders, autism, and depression.
Statistics show that individuals who’ve been diagnosed with gender dysphoria are at considerably greater risk of committing suicide than those in the general Swedish population.
People who’ve been diagnosed with psychiatric illness are at even greater risk of committing suicide.
“People with gender dysphoria who committed suicide also had a very high incidence of concurrent severe psychiatric diagnoses, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other in terms of suicide risk,” Peter Salmi said.
The same trend is also unfolding in Norway, Finland and elsewhere in western Europe and North America.
While cases of gender reassignment at the National Hospital in Norway have increased 13-fold, the number of Finns seeking sexual reassignment has risen 20-fold.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, a 19-year-old man spoken out in November about the disastrous results of the transgender surgery he underwent as a teenager, saying he regrets going through the life-altering procedure.
Nathanial, who started the process when he was just 15-years-old, eventually having permanent gender reassignment surgery to remove his male genitals and "transition" into a trans "female," now says, "This whole thing was a bad idea."
Less than a year after having several transgender surgeries, Nathaniel is left struggling with depression, declaring: "I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.”
Nathanial's heartbreaking story is being told anti-child transgender activist Walt Heyer.
Heyer is a former transgender, who spent eight years living as a woman, and is now speaking out against the rise in trans children to warn parents about the dangers of affirming the wrong gender to a child.