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Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

"Named one of the best books of 2021 by The Times and The Sunday Times.


"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.

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  • ISBN 10: 168451228X
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 978-1684512287
  • Language: English
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publication Date: June 29, 2021
Abigail Shrier

Abigail Shrier

Writer & Journalist

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.

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