(NATIONAL REVIEW) – As the Biden administration and deeply ideological publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine push for treating children with gender dysphoria with nothing but affirmation – and castigate mental-health treatment for gender dysphoria, considering it equivalent to “conversion therapy” – less politicized institutions in other liberal societies are hitting the brakes.
Sweden’s national board of health just updated its guidelines on the care of children with gender dysphoria, and “caution” is its new watchword. It declares that extended psychosocial explorations are key.
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“Young people suffering from gender dysphoria need to be able to quickly receive an investigation and be offered adequate care measures, based on the health-care system’s assessments of care needs. Good psychosocial care is fundamental, says Thomas Lindén, head of department at the National Board of Health and Welfare.”