13 Facts About Abigail Shrier


Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters is a 2020 book by Abigail Shrier, published by Regnery Publishing, which endorses the contentious concept of rapid-onset gender dysphoria.

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Abigail Shrier discusses Lisa Littman's 2018 journal article on rapid onset gender dysphoria and the ensuing controversy and endorses Littman's findings.

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Abigail Shrier describes parents distressed by their children's transgender identification or transition.

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Abigail Shrier argues that medical interventions such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries include risks, and describes a transgender person who became disabled after a failed surgery.

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Abigail Shrier holds degrees in philosophy and law, and has published multiple opinion pieces on trans issues including gender pronouns and trans women's participation in women's athletics.

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Abigail Shrier's remarks sparked calls by Spotify employees for the Rogan podcast episode to be removed from the platform, but the company denied the request.

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Abigail Shrier stated that Shrier's book provided "a personal, inquisitive, and often moving narrative".

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Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote that Abigail Shrier was correct to ask "what's ailing" adolescents who appeared to suddenly begin identifying as transgender.

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Abigail Shrier endorsed Shrier's criticisms of transgender healthcare and online transgender activism.

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Abigail Shrier criticized Shrier's use of anecdotes from parents or professionals, apparently unbeknownst to the subjects themselves.

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Psychiatrist Jack Turban accused Abigail Shrier of promoting the denial of gender-affirming medical care from transgender youth, which he called a fringe position rejected by several professional societies.

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Skeptic and physician Harriet Hall published a positive review of the book on the website Science-Based Medicine in June 2021, stating that Abigail Shrier "brings up some alarming facts that desperately need to be looked into", that care centered on gender affirmation "is a mistake and a dereliction of duty", and that the current political climate has made scientific study of these matters nearly impossible.

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Novella and Gorski later explained the retraction, concluding that both Hall's and Abigail Shrier's claims are "not supported by any evidence and [are] cobbled together with a gross misreading of the scientific evidence", and are based on "anecdotes, outliers, political discussions, and cherry-picked science".

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