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Often times, the New York Times will drop a truth bomb, and then go to great lengths to obscure it or explain it away if its inconvenient to The Narrative. Other times, the New York Times will display a stunning lack of curiosity as to why something is the way it is, if the answer tends to be inconvenient to their agenda. New York Times coverage of a recent Denmark study on transgenderism is one of those times…
The Danish study found that transgenders have a markedly higher rate of suicide than normal people. The New York Times calls this study “the first in the world to analyze national suicide data for this group.” However, the results are not surprising to those who have been paying attention to the data on the topic of transgenders and suicides. According to Newsweek:
A 2020 academic study with a sample size of 372 respondents found that 40 percent of transgender people had attempted suicide. It found that interpersonal microaggressions and emotional neglect by family members were the leading contributors to the attempts.
Similarly, in 2016, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that 41 percent of 6,450 respondents said they had previously attempted suicide. By comparison, the CDC found that in 2020, 0.36 percent of the population had attempted suicide.
According to a 2022 survey by The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ+ suicide prevention organization, nearly 1 in 5 young people who identified as transgender or non-binary have attempted suicide.
The New York Times reports in an article by one Azeen Ghorayshi that the Danish study concluded that transvestites in the country “had 7.7 times the rate of suicide attempts and 3.5 times the rate of suicide deaths compared with the rest of the population.” Again, this is not surprising. What is also not surprising is the lack of curiosity the New York Times displays as to why the rates of suicide among that group may be so high — nowhere in the article do the words “dysphoria” or “mental illness” appear.
First the New York Times asserts that, “[s]ome Republicans have argued that suicides among transgender people are rare,” which is strange, because we have never heard of anyone on the right making that argument.
The Times quotes Ann Haas, a professor at the City University of New York, gloating that the study “offers a stark rebuttal to some of those political arguments suggesting suicide risk in these groups are exaggerated.” Take that, Rethuglicans!
Dr. Haas then adds, “This is not a time to use data for any political recrimination.” How magnanimous of the doctor!
The New York Times also asserted earlier in the article that “some L.G.B.T.Q. advocates have declared that the new laws could lead more young transgender people to die by suicide.” That is exactly the argument we would expect the Times to try to subtly make in this piece. Indeed, the first “expert” Ghorayshi consults is the public relations flak Gillian Branstetter (she/her) from the ACLU — an organization which might as well rename itself the ATCLU at this point.
“Trans people face widespread poverty, widespread discrimination, they’re more likely to experience homelessness, they’re overrepresented in our nation’s prison system, our nation’s foster care system,” said Gillian Branstetter, a communications strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union who focuses on transgender rights. “That material lack has very real consequences on their lives, up to and including early deaths.”
They follow up on the P.R. flak’s prattle with the caveat that “the researchers cautioned against drawing overly broad conclusions about the calculated rates. For one thing, the raw number of suicides and attempts among transgender people was small.”
Again, no mention of “dysphoria” or “mental illness.” The hypothesis that transgender people might kill themselves at rates far higher than the normal population because they are profoundly and deeply mentally — perhaps even spiritually and demonically — disturbed is left as a mental exercise for the astute reader. We would venture to wager that the average Times reader is not coming to such a hypothesis.
We are left to assume that it is not possible to the Times that the transvestite might be suffering from a severe detachment from reality — it’s society, and especially Republicans, that are presumably the problem.
The New York Times also omits the research that shows that the mental and spiritual health of the transvestite does not improve if he or she undergoes “gender-affirming care” involving brutal hormone suppression and supplementation regimens and even sex change surgeries that forever mutilate the genitals, and possibly other body parts, forever.
Dr. Ryan T. Anderson for Heritage:
The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over 30 years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers.
[The Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility], which conducts reviews of health care treatments for the [National Health Service], concludes that none of the studies provides conclusive evidence that gender reassignment is beneficial for patients. It found that most research was poorly designed, which skewed the results in favor of physically changing sex. There was no evaluation of whether other treatments, such as long-term counseling, might help transsexuals, or whether their gender confusion might lessen over time.
Based on a thorough review of the clinical evidence available at this time, there is not enough evidence to determine whether gender reassignment surgery improves health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with gender dysphoria. There were conflicting (inconsistent) study results—of the best designed studies, some reported benefits while others reported harms. The quality and strength of evidence were low due to the mostly observational study designs with no comparison groups, potential confounding, and small sample sizes. Many studies that reported positive outcomes were exploratory type studies (case-series and case-control) with no confirmatory follow-up.
Overall, the quality and strength of evidence were low due to mostly observational study designs with no comparison groups, subjective endpoints, potential confounding (a situation where the association between the intervention and outcome is influenced by another factor such as a co-intervention), small sample sizes, lack of validated assessment tools, and considerable lost to follow-up.
There is way more research cited by Heritage here. The problem with the transgender, according to and article cited by Heritage by Dr. Paul McHugh of the elite Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is that the idea that one can change one’s sex is, “like the storied Emperor… starkly, nakedly false.”
Dr. McHugh in The Public Discourse:
Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.
When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb.
Back in 2012, Barack Obama opposed gay marriage. Back in 2016, his administration opposed “gender-affirming care.” The times have changed, but reality hasn’t, and transgender suicide rates serve as an inconvenient reminder that the woke left has completely broken from reality.
Despite the bleak statistics, hope springs eternal at the Times. The paper concludes by informing the reader that the rate of transgender suicide found in the study might not reflect the reality. Apparently, the suicide rate might be much higher than reported, or even much lower:
Based on their search tools, the researchers found that approximately .06 percent of the Danish population was transgender. In contrast, the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, has estimated, using survey data, that the number of people who self-identify as transgender in the United States is 10 times higher than that. That might mean that a lot of transgender people in Denmark — and especially the increasing number of younger people who identify as trans or nonbinary — were not captured in the data, and perhaps that the true suicide rate is different than reported, the researchers said.
“These surveys tend to include much broader spectrums of trans individuals, and we cannot be as certain that our results are as problematic in the broader group,” Dr. Frisch said.
We would certainly not wager any money on the suicide rate of transgenders akshually being comparable to that of the normal population. But if it were, that would presumably be an opportunity for the New York Times to spin a more euphoric narrative. “See bigots, they’re just like you and I.”
Just another day in the paper of record for the Globalist American Empire.