Teen Girl Gender Dysphoria Cases up 1,500 Percent in Sweden Since 2008

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare says that the number of cases of gender dysphoria among girls aged 13 to 17 has skyrocketed since 2008, Breitbart reports.

Newly diagnosed cases of gender dysphoria among teenage girls have risen by about 1,500 percent since 2008, while the number of cases seen among children, young men, and young women has increased markedly as well, with experts not knowing the root cause for the increase in overall numbers.

In the same period, the number of young men aged 18-24 and diagnosed with gender dysphoria grew by 400 percent. “There is no doubt that there is a clear increase, but we do not know what causes the increase,” Peter Salmi, analyst at the Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), said in a statement.

But the report also shows widespread mental illness within the group, with the majority also being diagnosed with for example depression or anxiety, especially young girls.

Autism, anxiety disorders, self-harm and suicide attempts were also more common with people diagnosed with gender dysphoria running a higher risk of dying from suicide, compared to the population as a whole.

“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.

Breitbart reported in 2018 about the increasing trend of gender dysphoria among young people in Sweden, medical professional Camilla Ernstsson, claimed that the specialiZed treatment center in Umeå had gone from one or two new cases per year to 16 or 17 more recently.

As the rates of body dysmorphia increase so have the number of transgender surgeries performed in Sweden, with many taking place at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.

The hospital, which has the largest center for treating dysphoria in Sweden, came under criticism in April of last year when they unapologetically admitted to performing breast removal surgeries on girls as young as 14.

There are significant increases of gender reassignment surgery 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.

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Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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