Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

by Abigail Shrier

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Overview

NAMED A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES

"Irreversible Damage . . . has caused a storm. Abigail Shrier, a Wall Street Journal writer, does something simple yet devastating: she rigorously lays out the facts." —Janice Turner, The Times of London

Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively.

But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as “transgender.” These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans “influencers.”

Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and “gender-affirming” educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls—including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility.

Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls, their agonized parents, and the counselors and doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to “detransitioners”—young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves.

Coming out as transgender immediately boosts these girls’ social status, Shrier finds, but once they take the first steps of transition, it is not easy to walk back. She offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters.

A generation of girls is at risk. Abigail Shrier’s essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it—or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684510313
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2020
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 2,344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Abigail Shrier is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; the University of Oxford; and Yale Law School. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Contagion xvii

Chapter 1 The Girls 1

Chapter 2 The Puzzle 25

Chapter 3 Influencers 41

Chapter 4 The Schools 59

Chapter 5 The Moms and Dads 79

Chapter 6 The Shrinks 97

Chapter 7 The Dissidents 123

Chapter 8 The Promoted and the Demoted 143

Chapter 9 The Transformation 161

Chapter 10 The Regret 185

Chapter 11 The Way Back 205

Afterword The Update 223

Acknowledgments 229

Select Bibliography 233

Notes 235

Index 259

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