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Doctors and Lawmakers Playing Russian Roulette with Children in Utah

by Robert Burggraaf, MBA, Data Engineer

This year, legislatures in the state of Utah have been attempting to pass a bill that would save children who suffer with gender dysphoria from permanently damaging their bodies for the rest of their lives. The bill would prohibit sex reassignment surgeries and the use of cross-sex hormones, and would halt the use of puberty blockers. The governor and other lawmakers have shown opposition to this type of protection for the children of Utah.

Why would they support the injury of hundreds of Utah children? Maybe because those who want to hide the harms being done are misrepresenting the data when they present it to lawmakers. Hopefully I can clearly demonstrate the truth, so as to help those who can’t help themselves – the children of Utah.

I work in the collection and clear representation of facts and truth in my job every day as a data engineer. I am also a member of the LGBT community and have experienced issues with being transgender all my life. I understand intimately the suffering that goes on with gender dysphoria, and for several years I have been researching medical studies in search of the truth that could help those who suffer as I have.

There is a very important fact that needs to be understood when trying to understand children that experience gender dysphoria. Dysphoria is not an immutable condition like so many in the LGBT community would want you to believe. It is a state of mind that if allowed to run its course, without it being affirmed, will go away in 70% of children by the time that they become adults. This was demonstrated in a 2016 study published in the International Review of Psychiatry.

In the state of Utah for the year 2019, there were an estimated value of 5,713 children that experienced gender dysphoria. Of that amount, it is projected that 3,999 will desist, or grow out of it by adulthood, as seen in the chart below. This is just in the state of Utah.