Dramatic Rise in Gender Dysphoria in Young Girls in Sweden
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare reported a dramatic rise in gender dysphoria in teen girls since 2008; 1,500 percent in girls between the ages of 13 and 17. There’s a 400% increase in gender dysphoria cases in men between the ages of 18 to 24.
In 2018, almost 6,000 people experienced some kind of gender dysphoria diagnosis in Sweden.
People with gender dysphoria don’t identify with the sex they are assigned at birth. This makes them feel very uncomfortable with their body and expected roles, according to officials.
Peter Salmi, an investigator at the National Board of Health, stated in a press release they do not know the cause of the dramatic increase.
“People with gender dysphoria who committed suicide also had very high incidence of concurrent severe psychiatric diagnoses, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other in terms of suicide rise,” said Salmi.
Other mental issues common in people with gender dysphoria include autism, anxiety disorder, and depression.
When it comes to gender, Sweden has been ahead of the world, but some believe they have gone too far. Swedish blogger Tanja Bergkvist thinks Sweden is obsessed with gender.
“This equality idea, it has become so absurd, it has become a really stupid industry,” siad Bergkvist.
Sweden has been teaching neutral pronouns to preschool children by using the word “hen” or their first names instead of “him” and “her.” Even the children’s books don’t show traditional presentations of gender or parenting roles.