Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of gender variant children and adolescents seeking care at gender clinics and centers around the world. Many of these gender variant youth are seeking care at younger ages for many reasons,
For adolescents with gender dysphoria, it has become common to be offered hormonal treatment to either delay or suppress pubertal development and/or to masculinize or feminize the body. At the same time, it has been our clinical impression that the psychological vulnerability of at least some of these youth has been overlooked.
Transsexualism involves a desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by the wish to make one's body as congruent as possible with one's preferred sex through surgery and hormonal treatment
This is the study most frequently cited to convince parents that their children must be allowed to transition or they will probably commit suicide. A common slogan trans-promoting doctors will say is, "you can either have a living son or a dead daughter",
There are many things wrong with this paper, but I don't have time to write about it now. I'll have to come back to it later.