Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, found in this sample a rate of 0.6% of completed suicides. In addition to being larger than the US sample, the Dutch sample includes people between four and 89 years old, when they made their first visit to the incongruity clinic of gender.
The theme of transsexuality, which for years has become one of the most important political tugs of war in the United States, has motivated in states under control of the Republican Party laws that limit or ban puberty blocking treatments and hormonal and surgical sex change for children. This is the case in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and Texas, but in three of them judicial measures blocked the laws on a provisional basis. At least 60 other states are considering altogether more in 20 similar bills. In response, some families who want these medical treatments for their underage children are moving to states under Democratic Party control.
In Brazil, the subject is regulated by a resolution of the Federal Council of Medicine of 2019 which only allows hormone treatments from years with parental consent . However, the CFM also admits treatments at younger ages on an experimental basis for scientific research.
As indicated 24 different studies, the number of children who manifest dysphoria, but it resolves in their own sex until puberty without the need for drug or hormonal treatments , its between 60 and 90%. This majority of dropouts means that the term “trans child” is out of place, with “dysphoric child” or “gender-incongruent child” being preferable.
Obviously, this leaves a minority of children and adolescents for whom some type of intervention, preferably lighter, such as the change of name and dress could be the indicated treatment. It is salutary, however, the presence of a medical professional who is well-informed — which is crucial due to the scarce data and the interference of activism in the issue — and who helps parents to make decisions.
It is important to know, for example, the evidence that the phenomenon is no longer the same as it was classically, but is under the influence of a brand new social contagion of LGBT identities, especially involving girls. One analysis noted an explosion of 15% in diags symptoms of dysphoria in children in just one year in the United States.
In Brazil, there have already been attempts to remove medical mediation from this process. A Bill of 100, authored by ex-deputy Jean Wyllys (PSOL) and Erika Kokay (PT), which sought to facilitate sex change, dealt with adults, but explicitly said that “it will be only informed consent is required (…). It will not be necessary, in any case, any type of diagnosis or psychological or psychiatric treatment”.