A few days ago we drew your attention to Medibank’s latest #BetterwithaKiss campaign. It appears now the health insurer, bearing the tag line ‘For Better Health,’ is now promoting Gender Dysphoria. A video published on Medibank’s official Facebook page introduces viewers to the Transgender Ambassador of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, who states:
I think it’s great that there are companies and brands like Medibank getting behind Mardi Gras because it shows that diversity and pride are things that are penetrating our entire culture.
Is transgenderism a “lifestyle” a Health Insurer should be endorsing? Last year, the Telethon Kids Institute released a study which revealed, transgender youth are at an alarmingly high risk of suicide and serious depression. The Trans Pathways survey, which examined the mental health of young people with Gender Dysphoria showed the following:
Almost 80% of trans people aged 14-25 years had self-harmed, compared to almost 11% in the general population; 48% attempted suicide, compared to 2.4% of the general population; Trans youth suffer symptoms of depression almost 10 times the rate of the Australian average for young people; And they have anxiety disorders 10-13 times the rate of the average.
Dr Paul McHugh, former head of psychiatry at John Hopkins University has said:
policy makers and the media are doing no favours either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusion as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.
In the US, The National Center for Transgender Equality found that up to 40% of transgender people admit to serious mental health problems, and just as many have attempted suicide. Similarly, in Scotland, the Stonewall School Report revealed, 96% of transgender people attempt self-harm, while up to 40% will attempt suicide.
Early last year the Telegraph revealed a shocking increase of transgender confusion among children in the UK. According to the report, the number of kids being referred to gender identity clinics has quadrupled in five years. In 2012-2013 a total of 314 children between the age of 3-18 were referred to to the Gender Identity Development Services. In 2016 the number of referrals increased to 2,016.
Former transgender Walter Heyer has argued, transgender people “have a serious mental disorder” which is being ignored, undiagnosed and perpetuated by normalising transgenderism. Heyer cites statistics from suicide.org which reveal, 90% of people who commit suicide suffer a mental illness at the time of their death and further points to a major study which found that 62.7% of transgenders suffer psychiatric mental disorders.