Gender is being called into question at greater rates in the UK. Young Brits are being raised in a new cultural paradigm, where gender is a psychological expression rather than a biological one, and the metrics reveal that this is having a substantial impact on school children. Adolescent boys and girls seeking gender reassignment once they reach the age of 18 has risen by 2597 percent.
“The Tavistock and Portman Trust [is] the only place in England and Wales to offer a gender identity service in the NHS for 18 year-olds,” RT reports. “According to the Trust, total referrals for boys and girls has risen from 97 cases in 2009-2010 to 2,519 last year.”
The rise is even more punctuated for “school-age girls seeking gender reassignment, which has seen an increase from 40 to 1,806 referrals in eight years.”
This has prompted the request for a study to be done in order to better understand the phenomenon. However, while direct influence is difficult to pinpoint, the new cultural view on gender fluidity is surely inviting of this kind of societal transformation.