The Pill, Antidepressants, Autism, Gender Dysphoria

The Pill, Antidepressants, Autism, Gender Dysphoria

By all metrics, there is a serious and harrowing crisis of women's mental health, and not simply due to the Covid pandemic or social media usage. When you start to put some of these pieces together, you notice something: there's biological correlation. The evidence for causation isn't apparent, but nobody is talking about something which is becoming increasingly obvious: medication is having devastating effects and wreaking havoc. A picture is forming.

What do you get when you combine massive doses of reproductive hormones, daily SSRI antidepressants, and a night of drinking? What happens if you include ADHD meds (amphetamines), academic coddling, and strong legal Cannabis?

We've known something for fifty years: women have got more and more unhappy over time: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/18/womens-rights-happiness-wellbeing-gender-gap

Men, of course, have their own crisis.

It's time to examine the observed science. It seems glaringly obvious medication is being prescribed industrially as a substitute for the underlying need:  the desperate craving for physical, affectionate comfort from another human being.

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Before we do, it's important to recognise a specific fallacy when our brains function as pattern recognition machines looking to build a story. Just because one thing follows another does not mean it was caused by it.

"Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X."

"After it, therefore because of it".

Events and conditions can occur simultaneously without being related. Two things can occur in sequence and not be related. One thing can follow another not be caused by it. Humans are complicated. Medicine is multivariant. It's a mistake to conclude an established sequence of events are even correlated, yet alone causal.

Just because you take medication does not mean you definitely experience the common side effects. Just because you have autism does not mean you will parent in a certain way. And just because you experience anything in a combination does not mean you're probably nuts.

What could be implied here is the Conveyor Belt theory: patients being shifted along the pharma industry factory line, via the ATM.

Is There A Biological Driver To "Crazy"?

In 2021, Evie magazine published a horrifying article titled "Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?". Its contents were staggering.

White women, ages 18-29, who identified as liberal were given a mental health diagnosis from medical professionals at a rate of 56.3%, as compared to 28.4% in moderates and 27.3% in conservatives.

https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/over-50-percent-white-liberal-women-under-30-mental-health-condition

In 2017, the National Drug Use survey found 22% of women aged 18-25 had mental health problems. We know women are more susceptible than men.

These overlap numerically with another statistic: two-thirds of women (47 million)  in the US are using some form of mechanism to control their reproductive function. 12% (10 million) were using the Pill.

In 2015–2017, approximately 65% of women aged 15–49 were using some type of contraceptive method, while 35% were not currently using a method.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db327.htm

Ten years ago, HuffPost was noticing something else:

Antidepressant use especially is high among women, up 29 percent since 2001, the report showed, and anti-anxiety meds are used by women at almost twice the rate seen among men. In 2010, 11 percent of middle-aged women were on an anti-anxiety medication, while only 5.7 percent of men that age were.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-and-prescription-drug-use_n_1098023

In 2016, NPR noted these two things interact in a very complex way which can't always be predicted. For example, studies show antidepressants can reduce the Pill's effectiveness entirely. Their take, however, was typically ideological and dreadful.

Other increased risks ranged from 20 to 70 percent for all women, depending on contraception type. The largest increases — up to triple the likelihood of starting antidepressants — occurred among teens using the ring or patch.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/09/497087838/does-some-birth-control-raise-depression-risk-thats-complicated

Note: the author of this study is an idiot. Meaningless sexual relationships without commitment are not good for anyone. Particularly women.

"Sexual relationships are a good experience for the majority of women, so I cannot see why women would get depressed by starting sexual relationships," Lidegaard said in an interview."

By 2016, medicine was noticing we don't know much about it and probably need to look at it.

Limited quality and quantity evidence on use of psychotropic drugs and HCs suggests low concern for clinically significant interactions, though no data exist specifically for non-oral formulations of HC. Given the high frequency of use for both HCs and psychotropic drugs among reproductive-age women in the US, this review highlights a need for further research in this area.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27444984/

Women controlling their own reproductive equipment is a good idea. The consequences of misusing it are stark and lifelong.

The Pill And It's Side-Effects: Depression

One unspoken and under-researched area of the Pill is it's seriously problematic effect on mental health. It's rarely talked about because of its general effectiveness at preventing pregnancy. The formulation has remained almost unchanged since the 1960s.

In 2019, Professor Sarah Hill published "This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences", which details the extraordinarily complex and powerful effects.

“The research suggests that [the pill] probably has a hand in women’s mate preferences, our sensitivity to smells, our relationship satisfaction, the functioning of our stress response, the activities of multiple neurotransmitter systems, the activities of multiple hormones, our moods, our persistence in difficult tasks, our ability to learn and remember, and our sex drive. And this is probably just the tip of the iceberg.”

https://www.amazon.com/This-Your-Brain-Birth-Control/dp/0525536035/
https://www.sarahehill.com/your-brain-on-birth-control/

In 2022, this sentiment was echoed by journalist Louise Perry in her book "The Case Against the Sexual Revolution" where she documents the social effects: the social norms used to control harmful behaviours and life-changing outcomes entirely disappearing.

It is ironic, she says, that a technology that allows women to take charge of their fertility would have led to an increase in single motherhood.

“You’d think it would be the opposite, wouldn't you? Because with a few exceptions, no woman would choose single motherhood; it is so difficult having to play the role of both mother and father. And we know that single mothers are much poorer than average, face all kinds of adversity.

“And yet that was precisely the effect of the pill.”

https://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Sexual-Revolution/dp/1509549986
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/60-years-of-the-contraceptive-pill/id478257574?i=1000544574815
https://www.louisemperry.co.uk/

The Pill - the most common form, at least - is a combination of two hormones: Ethinylestradiol (an estrogen) and Dydrogesterone (a synthetic progestogen). They inhibit the release of Gonadotropins, which control follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) - and thereby prevent ovulation. Progestogen-only medications thicken cervical mucus, blocking the passage of sperm from reaching an ova.

As Perry notes, it's about 91% effective, even though it's claimed to be 99%.

The side effects are harrowing reading:

  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Spotting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Bloating
  • Mastalgia
  • Weight gain
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Increased risk of breast, cervix, liver cancers
  • Reduced libido
  • Leukorrhea
  • Hypertension
  • Melasma

One of the most interesting studies was done in 2007, which looked at perceptions of sexual attractiveness towards women on birth control medication during an investigation into the loss of estrus (female sexual receptivity) in humans. It provided superficial evidence that men perceived women (lap dancers!) using birth control to be less sexually attractive during their estrus phase.

While the estrus of a woman is believed to have been lost or hidden during human evolution, women near the most fertile point of their cycles, which is right before ovulation, are considered  more attractive to males. This can be subconsciously detected by males and manifests through many things like a woman’s scent, and increased facial attractiveness (Miller et. al.). According to the authors, only four studies had previously investigated the real-world effects of human estrus outside a laboratory setting. The four studies provided some evidence that in real-world situations, men were sensitive to estrous cues.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1090513807000694?via%3Dihub

Which entirely makes sense, because we are primates. Our sophisticated sensing mechanisms can invisibly detect reproductive viability, like all animals can. Which indicates, potentially, shutting them off - ironically - makes you less likely to find a mate.

But the most severe? Depression. From HardLeftiPedia:

"High levels of estrogen, as in first-generation COCPs (combined pill), and progestin, as in some progestin-only contraceptives, have been shown to lower the brain serotonin levels by increasing the concentration of a brain enzyme that reduces serotonin. .In 2016, a large Danish study of one million women (followed-up from January 2000 to December 2013) showed that use of COCPs, especially among adolescents, was associated with a statistically significantly increased risk of subsequent depression, although the sizes of the effects are small. Similarly, in 2018, the findings from a large nationwide Swedish cohort study investigating the effect of hormonal contraception on mental health amongst women were published, highlighting an association between hormonal contraception and subsequent use of psychotropic drugs for women of reproductive age. This association was particularly large for young adolescents (aged 12–19). Progestin-only contraceptives are known to worsen the condition of women who are already depressed."

Note: data from the UK indicates serotonin may not be linked to causing depression as previously theorised.

What research exists on the mental health effects of the Pill is staggering. As with all things in academia, anything which goes against the feminist/environment line must be discredited and omitted, but some of it is so loud it simply can't be. The current talking point is to claim the evidence is "contradictory". It's not.

"All forms of hormonal contraception were associated with an increased risk of developing depression, with higher risks associated with the progesterone-only forms, including the IUD."

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/can-hormonal-birth-control-trigger-depression-201610172517
"...the focus on its side effects to date has mainly been on physical aspects, even though the most commonly stated reason for discontinuation is depression. There are surprisingly few large studies investigating depression related to oral contraceptive use."

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1517/14740338.6.4.371?journalCode=ieds20
"Clinical studies have indicated that changes in estrogen levels may trigger depressive episodes among women at risk for depression and that women with major depression generally have lower estradiol levels than do control individuals."

"Few studies have quantified the effect of modern low-dose hormonal contraceptive use on the risk for depression. We found few prior studies that assessed the effect of hormonal contraceptives on the risk for subsequent depression in a prospective cohort design and none that took into account the temporality between use of hormonal contraceptives and development of depression."

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2552796
"Some people may experience improvement in nervousness and mood swings while taking COCs (17), but people who have experienced negative mood effects while on birth control pills in the past may be more likely to experience depressed mood and mood swings (21)."

https://helloclue.com/articles/birth-control/how-different-types-of-hormonal-birth-control-affect-your-mental-health
"The Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles examined the effect of oral contraceptives on mood. In this study, data from 658 women were analyzed to determine the proportion of women whose mood either improved or worsened while taking an oral contraceptive. In the overall sample, 107 women (16.3%) noted worsening of their mood on oral contraceptive, 81 (12.3%) experienced mood improvement, and 470 (71.4%) had no change in their mood. They noted that women with a history of depression were more likely to experience mood worsening on the pill than those with no history of depression. However, most women with a history of depression experienced either no change in their mood (61%) or mood improvement (14%); only a small number (25%) experienced mood worsening on the pill."

https://womensmentalhealth.org/posts/you-asked-do-oral-contraceptives-cause-mood-swings-or-depression/

16% and 25% are NOT "small" numbers. That's one in five women, from a small sample.

And as your regular reminder not to trust medical lysenkoists - the same people who stick needles into mice and demand you wear face masks - they also have their propagandist "fact checkers". According to some "experts", it's all in your head and you had it before you came in to the clinic.

“While contraceptives don’t cause depression, there is an association with depression and contraceptive use,” Kiley said. “But even saying that is controversial because association is not the same as cause, and it isn’t found in all studies. The lack of data on this topic is quite  challenging, which is why we were so motivated to conduct this study."

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2020/11/birth-control-does-not-cause-depression/

The medical line here is a wash. We can't definitively tell if they had it before, so it's not happening. We have a lot of evidence in front of us, as well as a tonne of women not using it anymore, but they probably don't really know what they're talking about. Plus, climate change, overpopulation, sexual revolution, please don't revoke my tenure because of this journal article, etc.

Let's hypothesise.

You're a woman with irregular periods who has been taking birth control pills for a while, and notice you are suffering depression following difficult circumstances in your life, perhaps. Because you've been told the Pill is entirely safe and effective (where have we heard that one before?), what do you do?

Off to see the doctor. Who doesn't know much about the Pill because there aren't any studies. Or you simply don't believe them.

What's the solution? Prescribing antidepressants.

Antidepressants: Psychosis & Autism In Pregnancy

Does contraception correlate with depression? JAMA, the psychiatry journal, appears to think it does.

Use of hormonal contraception, especially among adolescents, was associated with subsequent use of antidepressants and a first diagnosis of depression, suggesting depression as a potential adverse effect of hormonal contraceptive use.

Association of Hormonal Contraception With Depression (2016)
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2552796

The theory of clinical depression has been open for decades: lower levels of neurotransmitters mean lowered mood. For those of us not exactly enjoying our meaningless consumer lives in Mega City One. Except, there's no real evidence of if, we can't measure it, and it's all a bit of a guess. There has been plenty of healthy skepticism.

The serotonin hypothesis of depression has postulated that a reduction in serotonin leads to increased predisposition to depression. Indeed, it has become evident from therapeutic strategies that affect serotonin activity, that alterations in serotonin may not only predispose to depression, but also to aggressive behaviour, impulsivity, obsessive–compulsive behaviour and suicide.

"The neurobiology of depression—revisiting the serotonin hypothesis. II. Genetic, epigenetic and clinical studies" (2013)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3638388/

We've known for some time now antidepressants are as effective, or no more effective, than physical exercise is. As Harvard notes:

"In people who are depressed, neuroscientists have noticed that the hippocampus in the brain—the region that helps regulate mood—is smaller. Exercise supports nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, improving nerve cell connections, which helps relieve depression," explains Dr. Miller.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/exercise-is-an-all-natural-treatment-to-fight-depression

In July 2022, a team of researchers at UCL in the UK sent an earthquake through the Academy by carefully making the obvious, really obvious: serotonin has little or no causal link to depression.

Now, Joanna Moncrieff at University College London and her colleagues have done an “umbrella analysis” of 17 systematic reviews and studies, which together included hundreds of thousands of people with and without depression.

It is difficult to directly measure real-time serotonin levels in the brain, so the 17 studies looked at depression and proxies for serotonin, such as the molecules in cerebral fluid that serotonin breaks down into; the levels of serotonin receptors and how active they are; or whether there are more genes for serotonin transporters – which remove serotonin – in people with depression.

Moncrieff’s team found that there was no evidence that low serotonin activity or amounts cause depression. “The implication of our paper is that we do not know what [SSRI] antidepressants are doing,” says Moncrieff. One possibility is that they are working through a placebo effect, she says.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2328700-no-link-between-depression-and-serotonin-finds-major-analysis/

So, low serotonin does not cause depression, but drugs which increase it could help in fixing it, if we knew how they worked. What?

It's important to read this carefully: what it could imply is there are two or more different "pathways" or "mechanisms" to the way the brain uses serotonin. Even if it is not involved in the cause, it may be related to the relief of depression or regulation of mood.

What is going on in medicine? Does anyone care about appearing coherent anymore, or has the Lysenkoism really dug this deep?

Serotonin (5-HT) is made in the gut by the digestive system. What happens you have too much, such as when you take re-uptake inhibitors such as MDMA? You end up with Serotonin Syndrome.

  • Cognitive effects: headache, agitation, hypomania, mental confusion, hallucinations, coma
  • Autonomic effects: shivering, sweating, hyperthermia, vasoconstriction, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea.
  • Somatic effects: myoclonus (muscle twitching), hyperreflexia (manifested by clonus), tremor.

Too much serotonin doesn't make you super-happy. It makes you seriously unwell, and the initial symptoms are similar to.... hormonal fluctuations such as PMS.

The side effects of SSRI antidepressants have a similar ring to them:

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness, agitation or restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Sexual problems, such as reduced sexual desire, difficulty reaching orgasm or inability to maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Impact on appetite, leading to weight loss or weight gain

As we know, SSRI use has been linked to violence and aggression.

According to a review of the FDA’s database, 484 drugs were identified as triggers to serious adverse events significant enough to warrant a case study during the five-year period from 2004 through 2009. Of these 484 medications, 31 were identified to have a ‘disproportionate’ association with violence. These 31 drugs make up 78.8% of all cases of violence toward others in the FDA’s database and included multiple psychotropic medications.

The list includes five SSRI antidepressants:

Fluoxetine: Prozac increased aggressive behaviour 10.9 times
Paroxetine: Paxil increased violent behaviour 10.3 times
Fluvoxamine: Luvox increased violent behaviour 8.4 times
Venlafaxine: Effexor increased violent behaviour 8.3 times
Desvenlafaxine: Pristiq increased violent behaviour 7.9 times


https://www.psychreg.org/antidepressants-ssri-mass-shootings/

So we have some literature on the effects of SSRIs, although very little when it comes to how they interact with The Pill.

It should come as no surprise at this point to know there is little, if any, information or research on the subject of how these medications interact. But a little common sense should tell you it's probably not good.

The WHO and FDA put no restrictions on combining them. Which should be a reason for suspicion. The focus of the available material is on how SSRI use could affect contraceptive efficacy, rather than how they could be counter-indicated to each other. Generic "it could affect you" advice is prevalent, e.g. https://www.simplehealth.com/blog/do-antidepressant-medications-interact-with-birth-control

Does any of this sound good?

Some antidepressants could lead to increased blood levels of estrogen. They do this by inhibiting or suppressing the liver metabolism of the pill. There might be an increased chance of breakthrough bleeding and other hormonal side effects such as nausea and headaches due to the increased hormones. The metabolism of progestins does not appear to be affected.

Birth control pills can potentially increase your blood level of antidepressants. They modify the activity of some antidepressants by inhibiting the enzymes involved in the metabolism of the antidepressant. Ask your doctor if he needs to check your blood level of your antidepressant if you are on the pill.

Side effects that are common to both birth control pills and antidepressants may increase.  These include: Nausea Headaches Bloating Weight gain Changes in appetite Sexual dysfunction.

https://www.lovetoknowhealth.com/pregnancy/antidepressants-mixed-with-birth-control-pills

The clinical literature is sparse.

Limited quality and quantity evidence on use of psychotropic drugs and HCs suggests low concern for clinically significant interactions, though no data exist specifically for non-oral formulations of HC. Given the high frequency of use for both HCs and psychotropic drugs among reproductive-age women in the US, this review highlights a need for further research in this area.

"Drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and psychotropic drugs: a systematic review" (2016)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010782416301652

And a common theme emerges.

We discuss issues related to contraceptive method effectiveness and adherence concerns, mental health-specific contraceptive method safety and drug interaction considerations, and clinical counseling and management strategies. Given important gaps in current scientific knowledge of mental health and contraception, we highlight areas for future research.

"Contraception and Mental Health: A Commentary on the Evidence and Principles for Practice" (2016)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4457595/

But what about pregnancy?

The data is extremely clear in this area. The risks for the mother and child from antidepressant use are bad. Not just slightly bad; really bad: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6770670/.

In recent times, there has also been an increase in the study of autism. This is a perilous area because of the MMR debacle during the 1990s.

It has been hypothesized that increased serotonergic activity during brain development may increase the risk of autism, and two recent epidemiologic studies link prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). A limitation, acknowledged in both of these epidemiologic studies, is that a parental psychiatric disorder in itself is associated with increased risk of autism in the offspring, and the suggested drug effect could therefore be a consequence of the underlying maternal disease rather than of the treatment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3832387/

References:

Yet again, the same useless waste of space: err, we think it might, but the research isn't there. Conveniently.

This doesn't come close to some of the other psychiatric effects.

In utero exposure to antidepressants was associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorders. The association may be attributable to the severity of underlying maternal disorders in combination with antidepressant exposure in utero. The findings suggest that focusing solely on a single psychiatric disorder among offspring in studies of in utero antidepressant exposure may be too restrictive.

https://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3668


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-pregnancy-antidepressants/child-psychiatric-disorders-tied-to-in-utero-antidepressant-exposure-idUSKCN1BO2TG

What happens to your child in later life if they are born with autism or inherit/develop a psychiatric disorder?

Gender Disorder: Correlated With Autism & Maternal Psychiatric Conditions

Buried away in the literature is a fascinating study from 1991 in the Journal of Child Adolescent Psychiatry entitled "Mothers of boys with gender identity disorder: a comparison of matched controls". 30 years ago, doctors were noticing something about the mother-child relationship and what happens when it goes wrong.

Results of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and the Beck Depression Inventory revealed that mothers of boys with GID (gender identity disorder) had more symptoms of depression and more often met the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder than the controls. Fifty-three percent of the mothers of boys with GID compared with only 6% of controls met the diagnosis for Borderline Personality Disorder on the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines or had symptoms of depression on the Beck Depression Inventory. Results of the Summers and Walsh Symbiosis Scale suggested that mothers of probands had child-rearing attitudes and practices that encouraged symbiosis and discouraged the development of autonomy.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2016237/

https://legiochristi.com/assets/media-vault/sodomy/marantz1991.pdf

53% vs 6% of a control group. That's enormous.

20 years later in 2010, theories were emerging. In the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Canadian researchers noted:

When the authors compared the GID group with all other groups combined, they found that the mothers of boys with GID were classified as having higher levels of a combination of both high or borderline emotional overinvolvement and low criticism than were mothers in the other 3 groups. The authors discuss expressed emotion as a maternal characteristic in the genesis and perpetuation of GID in boys.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kenneth-Zucker/publication/44699079_Expressed_Emotion_in_Mothers_of_Boys_with_Gender_Identity_Disorder/links/56d10b1f08ae4d8d64a39934/Expressed-Emotion-in-Mothers-of-Boys-with-Gender-Identity-Disorder.pdf

A few years later in 2014 - as this transgender stupidity was kicking off on Twitter - there was mounting evidence of comorbidity with other disorders. Research from Iran (!!!!!) was quietly put aside.

Using clinical interview, based on DSM-III, Levin and Bodlund reported personality disorders in 66% of the surgery candidates and in 37% of GID samples. Mededdu reported the presence of personality disorders in 52% of the surgery candidates and stated that narcissistic personality disorder was the commonest disorder.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301205/

So, up until the politicization of gender psychiatry around 2012-2014, we were beginning to form a coherent hypothesis with the available data:

  1. Gender disorders in children seem to be correlated with disorders and dysfunctional behaviours in mothers, and
  2. They tend to present co-morbidly in those children with personality disorders which persist until later life when they request surgery.

An anecdotal scan of the media over the last ten years shows this to be true: it's almost always the mother. In almost every case, the (divorced) father is fighting to prevent his child from being medically or legally mangled.

A case in point is Susie Green, CEO of British charity "Mermaids", who - in echoes of John Money's experiments - flew her teenage son Jack half way around the world to be castrated and turned into a eunuch as a "birthday present". God knows where his father was.

Ms Green, a former IT consultant who has served as CEO since 2016, took her own child to Thailand aged 16 for genital surgery as the minimum age in the UK is 18. Her daughter Jackie was born a boy - Jack - and her struggles with the transition partly inspired the ITV drama Butterfly which aired in 2018.

"Transgender charity Mermaids is fined £25,000 after boss accidentally published emails from parents discussing their children's transitions and left the data online for three years"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9768875/Trans-charity-Mermaids-fined-25k-CEO-published-emails-parents-discussing-children.html


https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianvigo/2018/12/27/pseudo-scientific-hokum-and-the-experimentation-on-childrens-bodies/?sh=7c5c67231167

The news stories like this are just the worst reading hour material imaginable:

There's a very clear gender divide in the gender disorder area: fathers are against it, and mothers are "supporting" it. This division is playing out in custody battles all across the Western world. This may well correlate with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), which is vastly more prevalent in women.

Abigail Shrier does a fantastic job of explaining how the anorexia girls of Tumblr are now the neo-gender kids with body thetans explaining all their pubescent awkwardness. However, what is worth noticing is the incidences of autism. They are shocking.

From the National Library of Medicine:

Compared to cisgender individuals, transgender and gender-diverse individuals have, on average, higher rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses. For both autistic and non-autistic individuals, transgender and gender-diverse individuals score, on average, higher on self-report measures of autistic traits, systemizing, and sensory sensitivity, and, on average, lower on self-report measures of empathy.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32770077/

Note: there is no such thing as "cisgender". It' a made up term from the 1990s popularised by a chemist (Julia Serano) is "transgender".

Even the Atlantic understood it:

There are case studies of gender diversity on the autism spectrum dating back to 1996, but the first study to assess the convergence of autism and “gender dysphoria” was published just six years ago. Since this point, there have been several studies, with a watershed moment occurring for the world of autism research in 2014. John Strang, a neuropsychologist in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., assessed gender diversity in children with autism, rather than measuring the incidence of autism among gender-dysphoric children and adolescents as the previous studies had done. The study found that participants on the autism spectrum were 7.59 times more likely to “express gender variance.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/the-link-between-autism-and-trans-identity/507509/

In 2015, doctors were being sacked for bringing it up. Dr Kenneth Zucker was the subject of a BBC documentary about how he was fired from a Toronto clinic for discussing the correlation.

Latest figures show that the number of children under 10 in Britain being referred to the NHS over transgender feelings has quadrupled in five years. One psychologist says these youngsters are seven times more likely to be on the autistic spectrum.

Dr Kenneth Zucker believes autistic traits of "fixating" on issues could convince children they are the wrong sex. [He] says in the film: "It is possible that kids who have a tendency to get obsessed or fixated on something may latch on to gender. Just because kids are saying something doesn't necessarily mean you accept it, or that it's true, or that it could be in the best interests of the child."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/12/children-believe-transgender-could-have-autism-says-controversial/

Three years later in 2018, clinics were exposed as having covered this data up because it was MUCH higher.

Since 2011, specialists at The Tavistock Centre’s Gender Identity Development Service in London have seen more than 1,000 under- 18s. An internal review discovered 372 of these patients – some 35 per cent – exhibited ‘moderate or severe autistic traits.'

[The review] took readers to the medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, where the six-page review contained these two sentences: ‘A range of psychometric measures are used to assess behavioural and emotional functioning, including features of autistic spectrum disorder and self-harm. Around 35 per cent of referred young people present with moderate to severe autistic traits.’
"How the only NHS transgender clinic for children 'buried' the fact that 372 of 1,069 patients were autistic"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6401947/How-NHS-childrens-transgender-clinic-buried-fact-372-1-069-patients-autistic.html

35% of children fixated on gender had modern to severe autism. 50% or more present with comorbid personality disorders and were nurtured by mothers with severe mental health problems.

Something is going on with autism itself; the CDC released alarming statistics around 2018 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Writing in Stat, Rachel Burr Gerrard argues the rise is mischaracterised:

Writing in the weekly journal MMWR, CDC researchers reported that autism rates in the United States increased from 1 in 150 children in 2000 to 1 in 54 in 2016, and the rate now stands at 1 in 44 children.

https://www.statnews.com/2022/02/10/theres-no-autism-epidemic-but-there-is-an-autism-diagnosis-epidemic/
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/ss/ss7011a1.htm

Whatever you think on each of these, the numbers are breathtaking and can't be ignored. 1/44 is an enormous change from 1/150, over 20 years. 35% of gender clinic patients.

The Conveyor Belt: Is There A Continuing Point To Doctors?

It's a strange question to ask which sounds foolish. But in the age of AI, it turns out computers make medics unnecessary.

...the analysis found that AI can correctly diagnose disease in 87% of the cases, whereas detection by healthcare professionals yielded an 86% accuracy rate. The specificity for deep learning algorithms was 93%, compared with humans’ at 91%.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326460#Biases-may-exaggerate-AI-performance

If we have nurses, do we need the authoritarian behaviour of the medical field? Or its political stupidity? Or its cowardice? Or its complaining?

Do we need nonsense like this? Female medical students behaving like entitled activist brats for their own Instagram page?

Hundreds of students had previously petitioned to get Dr Kristin Collier, assistant professor of medicine at UMMS, removed from the initiation because of her anti-abortion stance. But after their first protest failed, dozens of students got up from their seats and left the auditorium as Christian Dr Collier took to the stage to address them.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11046081/Dozens-incoming-University-Michigan-med-school-students-walk-pro-life-keynote-speech.html

Perhaps the biggest problem we have today is how incredibly stupid the professionals and academics we have are in doing almost anything; we simply do not have the intellectual artillery required to meet the depth of the problem. Our people are inadequate. Worse still, they are cowardly.

There may not be identifiable correlation here, let alone causation. But is there a conveyor belt? A sequence or timeline which is common among women and children?

Perhaps, this?

  • Birth control pills given during pubescence to deal with menstrual issues;
  • Antidepressants prescribed for depression or other mental health diagnosis in early 20s;
  • Multiple relationship breakdowns due to aggression and/or unstable behaviour;
  • Autism and/or psychiatric condition triggered in pregnancy due to antidepressant usage;
  • Unresolved mental health problems in the mother and/or autism in the child leading to gender disorder around pre-pubescence;
  • Birth control pills are prescribed...

How would we ever know, unless one or more of these cowards had the courage to stand up to the Maoist mob and fight for the grant to study it? Isn't that what tenure is for?

Could a lot of this be a lot simpler?

Like the Sexual Revolution and its effects making women utterly miserable, as described by Louise Perry?