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A new, error-riddled paper in the journal Pediatrics claiming that “social contagion” is not a factor in the dramatic rise in trans-identifying youth has been debunked by experts.
When the study emerged, left-wing media lauded its dubious conclusion as absolute truth, with the NBC News headline, “‘Social contagion’ isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds.“
Jack Turban, a proponent of “gender affirming care” who perpetuates the affirm-or-suicide myth, is the study’s lead author. Turban, a trans activist and psychiatry fellow at UCSF, has a history of designing poor experiments and using bad methodology to draw erroneous conclusions from data.
Leor Sapir, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and researcher with a PhD in Political Science, calls the study “a new low” in his breakdown that identifies “major flaws” in Turban’s study.
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