A new study from Definitive Healthcare shows that from 2018-2022 the number of people suffering from gender dysphoria in Maine increased 135 percent, with minors making up a fifth of that number.
Although Definitive Healthcare has since taken down its report, U.K news outlet The Daily Mail preserved its data in an article.
Maine’s massive increase in cases was far from being the worst in the country.
Virginia saw a staggering 274 percent increase in gender dysphoria cases, with Indiana coming in second, with a 247 percent increase.
Every state in the country except one saw growth in cases of the mental affliction, most of which were extremely significant increases.
“Greater social acceptance and increased awareness about the condition on the part of doctors can partly explain the increase in cases,” the Daily Mail wrote.
Only South Dakota experienced a decrease in the mental illness, with a 23 percent reduction from the 2018 rates.
Across the country, the increase in diagnoses went along with a significant increase in transgender surgeries, with 2021 seeing a 40 percent increase over the number recorded in 2018.
No data was provided on the number of these surgeries that were performed on minors, but, given that the rate of gender dysphoria has risen among minors, it is probable that that number has risen as well, despite Republican legislators’ attempts curb the controversial procedures for minors.
Many of the Republican controlled states seeking to curtail transgender procedures for minors saw the sharpest increases in gender dysphoria diagnoses.