The Real Cost Gender Identity - Is there a more misunderstood topic? Michelle Bridgman Psychotherapist & Gender identity Disorder Specialist
A National Scandal The media seem incapable of balanced reporting when it comes to children or international athletes with gender identity or intersex issues
Home Office statistics suggest that 10,000 adults have sought help for gender identity issues with over 6,000 having received medical intervention.
Children often stay hidden until adulthood so the number is likely to be much higher
The knock on effect on friends and families is much higher with recent estimates putting the total number of people affected by gender identity issues at around 300,000
Children & adults alike would benefit from effective Psychotherapy to help make sense of their gender identity.
Instead of attacking and ridiculing transgendered people, the media needs to recognise that gender identity problems are not a bizarre lifestyle choice but a compulsion which can cause great distress to individuals, families & friends