Increasing portrayal of transgender characters on TV is ‘fuelling rise’ in the number of children seeking sex change, says expert

Glen Owen – Daily Mail Aug 9, 2020

The increasing portrayal of transgender characters on TV is fuelling a dramatic rise in the number of young people seeking medical help to change sex, a leading expert has said.

Polly Carmichael, who is head of Britain’s leading trans clinic for children, said that programmes such as Orange Is The New Black, Transparent and Butterfly helped ‘normalise gender diversity’.

And she claimed exposure to social media could be persuading some children to ‘erroneously’ believe they are transgender.

The suggested link may reignite controversy over British programmes including the ITV drama Butterfly. Inspired by the pro-trans charity Mermaids, it was accused of encouraging families to push children towards gender-change treatment. Anna Friel and Callum Booth-Ford are pictured above in ITV’s Butterfly. Click to enlarge

Dr Carmichael is director of the London-based NHS Gender Information Development Service, which has reported a 4,000 per cent rise in child referrals in recent years.

Now she has co-written a potentially controversial article in a medical journal that argues broadcasters and social media are helping drive that increase – especially in girls.

In the paper, Dr Carmichael and six other experts in the field conclude that is ‘likely’ that media portrayals of transgender people ‘has improved the recognition and acceptance of gender diversity in wider society, and this may have helped to create an environment that fosters referrals.’

As well as the TV shows, they credit real-life individuals with high profiles – including reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner and Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who released sensitive information to WikiLeaks – for helping ‘create an incremental shift in public awareness’ as well as ‘normalising gender diversity.’

The suggested link may reignite controversy over British programmes including the ITV drama Butterfly. Inspired by the pro-trans charity Mermaids, it was accused of encouraging families to push children towards gender-change treatment.

The BBC has also faced criticism over programmes such as I Am Leo, about a trans child, which was aimed at children aged six to 12.

Dr Carmichael’s paper, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also raises the possibility that trans-related material spread on social media is encouraging some children to wrongly believe that they have gender issues.

‘Increased media content (specifically via social media) might act as a double-edged sword or a means of social contagion… whereby some individuals erroneously come to believe that their non-specific emotional or bodily distress is due to gender dysphoria and being [transgender],’ it says.

The idea that transgenderism is a form of ‘social contagion’ is offensive to some trans activists, who say it dismisses being transgender is little more than a fad



11 responses to “Increasing portrayal of transgender characters on TV is ‘fuelling rise’ in the number of children seeking sex change, says expert”

  1. WHO CONTROLS THE MEDIA?…..The jews do…this is stone cold fact.
    This applies equally to the USA,UK,Canada,Australia and NZ…..not to mention France and Germany.

    TV3….in NZ is owned by a multinational in the US….a Jewish owned multinational.FACT.

    The crypto Jews who front the breakfast segment were upset that people in a place called Timaru objected to a transvestite teaching children about various garbage.
    The presenters of course condemned local parents who objected to a sexual deviant being in charge of their children…..
    An inversion of the truth….of course…..and members of the public will be influenced by these Jews….the objectors are cast by these Jewish tv presenters as being bad people.
    Very few members of the public will know what is ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE.

  2. One on the remits of New Labour to get Toerag Tony into power by Mossad
    was the pushing of homosexuality, New labour funded PIE the pedophile Info Exchange
    and all th gay marches and homo/pedo magazines like Bumboy Manboy Homo Cocksucker etc
    Psychiatrists were forbidden to assist any perverts asking for help.
    New labour whistleblower John Prescott said thy had to grow the homosexual community for 5% per year.
    The people dont want this, they dont want people they pay handsomely to put perverts on the streets any more that they want migrants people trafficked in and given their jobs and homes
    Why cant we have politicians who work for their electorate ?

  3. Personally, I’ve lost all patience with this. How many warnings do there need to be?
    I say, let them get on with it and let them live and deal with the consequences when their little experiments commit suicide later, because a lot of them do. The suicide rate amongst transgenders is higher than heterosexuals and even gays.
    There is nothing you can tell these people. They are not interested, like so many today. The main thing is to do your best to keep yourself and your loved ones as sane as possible. There are some storms that you just need to ride out. Yeah, and sometimes the storms pile up. LOL!

  4. The jews say that homosexuality was one of their main weapons to destroy the Roman emipre, they tried to do it to Germany, but Mr Hitler put a stop to it,
    The jews tried sexual revolution over here with carnaby Street unisex clothes and behaviour, little nancy boys on scooters with their eye shadow and make up
    was mimicked by the pop group the WHo with tehir hit record ” Dedicated follower of fashion” many DJs at the BBC where homosexual and preyed on these boys
    the term hoMOseual Deviants was shortened to 2 Mods” and many fell into homosexual ways.
    We are seeing it again now with perversion pushed in our face at every turn, TV magazines newspapers etc

  5. “Monkey see, monkey do”.
    Children are addicted to TV and computers. By controlling TV and computers you control the children. Job done.

    People are incapable of understanding that their nation’s future are their younger generations, not them. People are incapable of understanding that they have LOST their younger generations to the programming of the Jew. People fail to understand that everything we, the older generations see as good and right, bad and wrong, they see as the complete opposite. For example they see absolutely nothing wrong, whatsoever, with homoexuality and transgenderism.

    The communists knew that 5 years of subversion was far more deadlier to a nation than 50 years of warfare. And this has been going for the last 70 years, at least. I’m really sorry to have to state this, but all generations, under 50 are ‘contaminated’. They cannot be ‘reprogrammed’ and put back on the right track that nature deemed for us. In order to sort out society, it would mean ‘removing’ the contaminated and starting with a fresh, youngest generation and teaching them the ways that always were, instead of what the New World Order has been programming them for 70+ years.

    Chaos is on its way. But it’s a good thing. Yes, many people will die but again, they’re contaminated. The strong will survive. They will seek out those who committed the wrong and destroyed billions of lives and wreak revenge on them.

    The Jews think they’ve won.
    They fail to realise they’ve just signed their cult’s death warrant. Seriously, the cat is out of the bag and the people know very well that Jew are behind all of this. The chance for them to make amends is long gone. As with the west having already reached tipping point, so too is the situation with the Jews. They cannot expect to live on this earth with the people they’ve been trying to genocide for thousands of years. As western (and world) societies collapse and people’s lives fall into a living hell, they’ll start asking questions and they’ll start joining the dots. Jews, in their arrogance do not see this. And I suppose this is why, in all this hell I’m actually optimistic about the future. I see the end of Jewry and its grip on this earth, once and for all. They’re bringing about their own genocide. They’ve been warned many, many times and still do wrong. No quarter will be given.

    “You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln

  6. It is not just the media confusing gender. There should be much better research and exposure of drinking water and food products regarding chemicals affecting hormones. When found you will probably also find it is very deliberate, and I say that entirely on the basis that what you are seeing through the media is very deliberate.

  7. The WHO pop group are all crypto Jews and one of them has the characteristic nose.Infact his olfactory apparatus must be one the biggest in show biz….keeping in mind he has a lot of competition since show biz figures are 9 times out of 10 jewish.
    These crypto Jewish pop groups are common…from Duran Duran to the Rolling Steins….Mick Jagger was called “His Satanic Majesty”….Jaggers former wife Jerry Hall is Jewish (from Texas)….Hall has now taken up with the Dirty Digger and Jew Rupert Murdoch….their nuptials took place in a church….this is common behaviour….well documented by the Catholic Church circa 1500.

  8. This an abomination!

  9. Aren’t you pleased? Aren’t you proud, that 75 years ago we in the west, the All-lies, put the finishing touches to the destruction of the one leader, the one country, who identified the world’s no. 1 trouble maker and had done something about it? Doesn’t it light up your face when you look at the west today and see how far we’ve advanced since then?

  10. As Alice Cooper sings, “Only women bleed…only women bleed…” Bleed for me young man! Why aren’t you lashing out at the alleged machinations of the patriarchy who would have you believe that high-heels (elevating women to some divine status as their feet don’t touch the ground) and makeup etc are hallmarks of a woman. Kick-off with your hairdo and shitty makeup you little tart and BLEED.

  11. NO child is “born in the wrong body”, but there’s a trick (((they))) use to persuade kids to undergo mutilation.

    During the change from childhood to adulthood, children are fed LIES about the opposite sex. “They’re not like us”, “They don’t think like us”, “They’re like Gods/Godesses compared to us”, “You’ve got NO chance of ever getting one of those angelic beings for yourself” and similar rubbish.

    The sexes DO think differently to some extent, but only because Nature has different, though complementary, roles for them.

    Now imagine a young boy seeing all those beautiful girls and fantasising over their bodies.

    He’s been convinced he’d be wasting his time asking such divine beings to go out with him, and ultimately to have his children. He’s been brainwashed into believing himself to be so far beneath them that they’d laugh at him for even trying, and yet they have such beautiful bodies that it hurts even to think of them.

    Ok, perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not too far removed from reality for most boys, and I’d imagine girls are similarly conditioned.

    Now imagine he’s told he can have one of those bodies in place of his own.

    He wasn’t born in the wrong body. Nobody is. He’s so enamoured with the opposite anatomy though that he’ll jump at the chance to have a “female-like” body to play with.

    It’s not that he’s abnormal. His feelings regarding the female anatomy are 100% normal for his age. They just happen to be taken in isolation from any emotional attachment to a real girl.

    Once he allows himself to be mutilated, he’ll never have kids of his own, which is exactly what (((they))) want.

    Large numbers of those mutilated in such a way commit suicide when they fully realise what’s been done to them, but (((they))) don’t care. Why would they? Their intent was to remove that person from our gene pool, and once that’s achieved, they don’t care whether their victims live or die.