Really... another on me of these posts. Well let's start out with some background.
Here is an opinion piece exploring the issue with some expert weigh in
Trans youth clinics are seeing more trans boys than before. Why?
Here is a bbc article discussing the increase
Referrals for young transgender people increase
- BBC Newsbeat
Here is a published article about the differences between gender dysphoria and being transgender.
So after a 30 min crash course on the topic. Yes. There have been a sharp increase in the numbers of youth experiencing gender dysphoria. With the increase in trans visibility, society is now much more aware of trans people. When this increased awareness meets adolescence identity crisis, you get youth with gender dysphoria. This is different from being transgendered. Youth who are experiencing gender dysphoria should be psychologically evaluated, and treated, to helping to discern their true gender. I would say most of these kids in the situation, will probably not transition. In the meantime Puberty arresting drugs seem to be reasonably safe, and leave all options open. In a lot of these cases, gender dysphoria is really just a symptom of underlying psychological or sociological issues
Unfortunately, the way the arguments being framed by the more conservative factions of politics, is that the minute someone expenses gender dysphoria, they are rushed to surgery for immediate transition. This is not the case in every reputable treatment program that I've heard of.
So am I opinion no there's not really a major issue here. You're hearing about trans youth more, because it in the media more . People who are gender dysphoric or trans are more able to express themselves. I believe society had this discussion in the 80s, where did all these gay people come from all the sudden. They were always there, always thought about it. Once it became socially more acceptable, they came up. Then you could really see them.
thats all I can manage. OP has a history of inflaming posts and I'm not up to feed the troll. It is an issue in that it's in the news, but I wonder if everyone would be so upset if it was another less socially new issue.