2 - Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

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By Stella O'Malley & Sasha Ayad, Stella O'Malley, and Sasha Ayad. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Activists claim that ROGD is not a real thing yet some parents insist that ROGD perfectly describes something that they’re seeing in their teenagers. We explore this new phenomenon of adolescent-onset gender questioning, how it arises and how it impacts families. We also discuss our experience working with these adolescents and some of the common patterns of behaviour and other challenges they face. Socially mediated mental health phenomena from different generations and other parts of the world shed light on this controversial issue.

Links:

  • The impact of social contagion – “Fijian girls succumb to Western dysmorphia”

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/03/fijian-girls-succumb-to-western-dysmorphia/

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