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Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters is a 2020 book by Abigail Shrier, by Regnery Publishing. The book endorses the contentious concept of rapid onset gender dysphoria, which is not recognized as a medical diagnosis by any major professional institution. Shrier states that there was a "sudden, severe spike in transgender identification" among teenagers assigned female at birth during the 2010s. She attributes this to a social contagion among "high-anxiety, depressive (mostly white) girls who, in previous decades, fell prey to anorexia and bulimia or multiple personality disorder". Shrier also criticizes gender-affirming psychiatric support, hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery (together often referred to as gender-affirming care) as treatment for gender dysphoria in young people. Summary Shrier states that she began to investigate adolescent-onset gender dysphoria after being contacted by the mother of a young adult with no apparent history of childhood gender dysphoria, who identified as transgender in college. She describes what she sees as difficulties facing teenagers who were assigned female at birth: isolation, online social dynamics, restrictive gender and sexuality labels, unwelcome physical changes and sexual attention. She profiles several teenagers who questioned their gender identities or came out as transgender while experiencing mental health or personal issues. She discusses Lisa Littman's 2018 journal article on rapid onset gender dysphoria and the ensuing controversy and endorses its findings. She states that online trans influencers encourage questioning youth to identify as trans, experiment with breast binding and testosterone, and disown or lie to unsupportive family members.Shrier criticizes transgender-related curricula and policies in schools. She describes parents distressed by their children's transgender identification or transition. She critiques the gender-affirming model of care and profiles its critics: Kenneth Zucker, Ray Blanchard, J. Michael Bailey, Lisa Marchiano, and Paul McHugh. Shrier discusses trans activism and related controversies, including sex-specific privacy concerns; passing versus trans visibility; the role of celebrities in increasing trans acceptance; conflict between transgender people, and lesbians or radical feminists; transfeminine/male-to-female athletes competing in girls' and women's sports; the use of trans-inclusive language; intersectionality; and identity politics. She argues that medical interventions such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries include risks, and describes a transgender person who became disabled after a failed surgery. She also profiles detransitioned young women. Background and publication history Shrier holds degrees from Columbia College New York, the University of Oxford, and Yale Law School. She is a freelance journalist who writes for The Wall Street Journal and The Federalist, and has published multiple opinion pieces on trans issues, including gender pronouns and trans women's participation in women's athletics.In a July 2020 interview on the Joe Rogan Experience, Shrier called the desire to transition a "contagion", and compared it with eating disorders and self-harm. She associated transgender youth with autism. Her remarks sparked calls by Spotify employees for the Rogan podcast episode to be removed from the platform, but the company denied the request. Men's Health described Shrier's comments as "invalidat[ing] the lived experience of trans and nonbinary kids and teens". Reception The book has been controversial. Jack Turban, a psychiatrist with specialization in transgender mental health, criticized the book in a Psychology Today blog post, as did Sarah Fonseca in the Los Angeles Review of Books. It was positively reviewed by journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley in Commentary, by the journalist Madeleine Kearns in the National Review, by The Economist, by Janice Turner in The Times of London, by Christina Patterson in The Sunday Times, by Emily Hourican in the Irish Independent, and by Nick Cater in The Spectator Australia. Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote that Shrier was correct to ask "what's ailing" adolescents who appeared to suddenly begin identifying as transgender. She endorsed Shrier's criticisms of transgender healthcare and online transgender activism. Madeleine Kearns reviewed Irreversible Damage alongside Debra W. Soh's The End of Gender. She stated that Shrier's book provided "a personal, inquisitive, and often moving narrative". The book was named an Economist Book of the Year, and a Times Best Book of 2021 for its UK publication. The Economist called the book "one of the first accessible treatments of a subject that has generated much fascinated coverage" but remarked it had not received many reviews in mainstream papers. It credited Shrier with "[telling] the stories of those she interviews with great care", but suggested that she might have overstated the extent to which teenagers were receiving medical interventions. Writing for the Times Janice Turner called the book "fearless", remarking on the controversy surrounding the book and endorsing its conclusions. The psychologist Christopher Ferguson, in a mixed review, wrote that Shrier had "some valid ideas" and that he was "not willing to dismiss her thesis entirely", but also that she failed to "carefully hew" to science and that "high-quality, preregistered, open science, scientific efforts" were needed in the area.Jack Turban accused Shrier of promoting the denial of gender-affirming medical care from transgender youth, a fringe position rejected by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He wrote that Shrier misinterpreted and omitted scientific evidence to support her book's claims. He criticized Shrier for portrayals of transgender youth based on interviews with parents, and using "crass and offensive language". Fonseca condemned the book for its presentation, substance, and sourcing. Tina Beattie called the book "a disturbing, infuriating and compelling study". She criticized Shrier's use of anecdotes from parents or professionals, apparently unbeknownst to the subjects themselves. She wrote that, while "many of Shrier's claims may be open to challenge", the reported increase in cases of adolescent-onset dysphoria "should be a cause for much greater caution and disquiet than is currently the case".Skeptic and physician Harriet Hall published a positive review of the book on the website Science-Based Medicine in June 2021, stating that Shrier "brings up some alarming facts that desperately need to be looked into", that care centered on gender affirmation "is a mistake and a dereliction of duty", and that the current political climate has made scientific study of these .... Discover the Emily Hourican popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Emily Hourican books.

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Stephen Hawking & Leonard MlodinowSeptember 27, 2005$2.99

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