We, the Parents of ROGD Kids, owe Dr. Lisa Littman a debt of gratitude. First, for giving us the words to describe what we were seeing in our own children, Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD), then for meticulously quantifying this phenomenon, and for presenting several intriguing hypotheses in her recently-published study, Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports.
Since the launch of our website, ParentsofROGDKids.com, just nine months ago, we have been contacted by over 600 desperate parents whose children suddenly decided they were transgender. We are collaborating with Dr. Michael Bailey on a survey of these parents and have collected over 425 responses to date. Our results corroborate Dr. Littman’s findings. We are currently compiling our results for publication. Anecdotal evidence from over 250 personal stories further supports Dr. Littman’s findings.