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[–]Otacon[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

[–]Tarrock 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

"trans kids" What fucking lifesaving medical treatment exists for trans kids (Something that didn't exist 5 years ago)?

[–]Otacon[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

How about antidepressants to prevent suicide and such? The bill directly bans any treatment to "alleviate symptoms of clinically significant distress resulting from gender dysphoria", which would mean that even simple things like antidepressants to help with depressive symptoms caused by dysphoria would be banned.

[–]Tarrock 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Why are kids on antidepressants?!? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a power ranger, yet now kids at the same age are depressed cause they're supposed to be an opposite gender?

Dude you're fucking sick.

[–]Otacon[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Kids with depression are on antidepressants. It's wonderful that you didn't have any issues growing up but there are some children who have mental issues, and they've always existed, and those children need treatment.

Dude you're fucking sick.

Do you ad hom everyone you disagree with?

[–]ret5haer5h 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

A drug to prevent suicide. I'm not sure even science fiction writers have explored that one yet...

[–]Otacon[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Antidepressants reduce/treat depressive symptoms, some of those symptoms are suicidal thoughts, suicidal ideation, or suicidal tendencies. People kill themselves all the time because of depression. Antidepressants aren't magic no-suicide pills, nor did I ever imply that they were, but if it alleviates depression then by alleviating depression it would prevent suicide in sone capacity. Obviously it isn't always effective.

Even if you have issues with antidepressants, the bill prohibits ANY medical treatment designed to "alleviate symptoms of clinically significant distress resulting from gender dysphoria". That clearly means forcing affected teens to suffer in silence and whatever comes from that. Trans teens already have high rates of suicide and suicide attempts. I don't think banning at-risk teens and kids from getting any kind of medical help is a great idea