Government probe into why so many girls want to be boys

Sep 16, 2018 by

by Glen Owen, Mailonline:

An urgent investigation has been launched into why soaring numbers of girls aged as young as four want to change gender – and whether social media is to blame.

Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt has ordered officials to discover the reasons why the number of girls being referred for ‘transitioning’ treatment has increased by 4,415 per cent.

Psychologists and behavioural experts will explore why – in the words of one source – some girls think that modern life is ‘easier to bear’ if they become boys.

Official figures show the number of children referred for gender treatment – including hormone injections – has risen from 97 in 2009/10 to 2,519 in 2017/18. But by far the steepest rise has come among girls: up from 40 to 1,806.

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