LGBT identification is largely driven by social media influence and peer pressure

LGBT identification is largely driven by social media influence and peer pressure by Matt Lamb for Life Site News

Expert analyses have discovered that gender dysphoria rates increase due to social influence.

The increase in LGBT identification is driven by social influence, according to credentialed experts studying the issue.

Self-identification as homosexual, transgender, and other apparent sexualities such as “gender fluid” are largely driven by social media, mainstream media, and peer influence, according to experts.

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LifeSiteNews has begun compiling a review of stories, data, and statements from credible medical officials and social scientists on the topic of transgenderism and its harms. This article is the fourth in a series about the harms of transgenderism and includes insights from social scientists who looked at the cultural influences that lead people, particularly young adults, to identify as the opposite sex or with a disordered sexual inclination.

The first article focused on individual stories of “de-transitioners” and how transgender surgeries and drugs had harmed them. The second article focused on statements from American medical experts who studied this issue and concluded that the “transitioning” of kids amounted to “child abuse” and is creating a “public health issue.” The third article reviewed similar statements from European medical officials on the problems with pediatric transgender drugs and surgeries.

This series is meant to be a resource for confronting LGBT activists and helping gender-confused individuals realize the harms of “transitioning.” 

Young girls likely to identify as transgender due to social pressure

Dr. Lisa Littman published a landmark study on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria in 2018 that interviewed 256 parents of gender-dysphoric teenagers. The survey included 90 questions and found that “(86.7%) of the parents reported that, along with the sudden or rapid onset of gender dysphoria, their child either had an increase in their social media/internet use, belonged to a friend group in which one or multiple friends became transgender-identified during a similar timeframe, or both.” 

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