Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from a lifetime of experience and from research, more science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. Globalization or Democracy documents the historical roots of Oligarchy, the road to colonialism and tyranny

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) Pediatricians chart growth and development marking height weight, age of walking, talking and other landmarks. Sexual maturity is one of them. Most pediatricians, psychologists and psychiatrists would acknowledge normal episodes of gender confusion during early adolescence. Hormones arrive rather suddenly and in significant quantity. Hormones do not arrive with a label or an instruction book. Rapid physical change, growth, emotional and mental maturation all characterize adolescence. Moments of gender confusion and lots of other growth surprises should be expected, supported and forgiven. By age 21, all these growth issues usually resolve themselves. Genital mutalation of adolescents for any reason amounts to assault.


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