“Gender therapy” doctor admits to advising kids to fake being suicidal to get transgender “treatments”

By Jonathon Van Maren

Earlier this year, I noted that transgender activists were going to use data on the suicide rate in the transgender community to go after schools they consider insufficiently supportive of their ideological agenda, despite the fact that there is no evidence that physical transition actually reduces suicidal ideation. As it turns out, there are some medical quacks willing to go quite a bit further in their crusade to assist young children in the transition process, including a psychologist from British Columbia, Canada:

Dr. Wallace Wong…is facing calls for an inquiry into the conduct of his practice. On February 28…Wong spoke at an event hosted by Vancouver Public Library. In a tape of the event obtained by Canadian pro-family group Culture Guard, Wong is heard proudly describing the scope of his children-only “gender therapy” practice, noting that his youngest client is not yet three years old and that he has 501 orphans and foster kids in his local practice.

If true, this indicates Wong has likely used his relationship with the BC Ministry of Children and Family to diagnose more than 10 to 20 percent of local children in government care as needing his “gender therapy,” according to Culture Guard President Kari Simpson.

In Wong’s own words, his practice began in 2010 with just “four clients at the ministry” but in the course of nine years, there was such an enormous surge of need within that population that he now has “more than 500 kids, [with] just the Ministry alone…. So we can imagine the demand of service is soaring…. The phenomenon is happening a lot faster than – than we expected.”

Simpson expressed outrage at this “soaring” demand, claiming Wong was “gender-jacking” vulnerable children from the Ministry and “profiting” handsomely into the bargain.

Wong also had some startling advice for a parent seeking to get a child referred to his program. Although the questioner had not indicated any particular urgency, Wong explained that parents should exaggerate the severity of their child’s condition to their local health offices.

Wong said a suicide threat was an effective means of accomplishing this goal. While Wong framed the matter as the government’s fault and explained to his audience that it is “up to us as advocates” to change the situation, his message could not have been lost on anyone present.

“So what you need is, you know what? Pull a stunt. Suicide, every time, [then] they will give you what you need,” Wong said, adding that gender-dysphoric kids “learn that. They learn it very fast.”

This is a revealing, although unsurprising, admission, and I’m glad that it was caught on tape. Suicidal ideation has long been a preferred tactic of progressives in the culture wars—not only is it used in the transgender context to achieve their goals, but they also claim that any failure to implement LGBT programming in schools and other institutions is sure to cause suicides amongst gay and lesbian youth. Suicidal ideation has even been used in the abortion fight—Irish courts first permitted abortion in limited circumstances when faced with the hypothetical of women promising to commit suicide if they were refused abortions.

Dr. Wallace Wong is a hero in the transgender community because he helps them get what they want, regardless of whether he has to brazenly lie to do so. He does this while claiming that parents who do not whole-heartedly embrace physical transition for their children pose a threat to their own sons and daughters. These facts appear to indicate that the very opposite is true.

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20 thoughts on ““Gender therapy” doctor admits to advising kids to fake being suicidal to get transgender “treatments”

    • Paul says:

      Around the 1 hr 23 min mark. Here’s what he said – in context

      “I really think the government is doing reactive care. What they do is like – we are so short of that, we’ll wait until your kid is sick enough – suicidal, running away, cutting – then we take you

      …because if we give this kid early on preventative care, give them what they need, know what risk levels they will work themselves into…we can prevent a lot.

      Because in a way we are teaching the kid that you need to be sick enough…then we will give you what you need. So what you need is, you know what? Pull a stunt. Suicide, every time, [then] they will give you what you need, they learn that. They learn it very fast.

      So I think the government is telling the kids Hey wait until your sick enough. We do reactive care here, we don’t do preventative care”

      It takes on a bit of a different meaning. Also, when he said ‘Pull a stunt’, there was laughter from the audience. The author of this piece also said he “framed the comments as the government’s fault”. What the author apparently overlooks is that he was speaking to a group in Vancouver, Canada…where healthcare and psychiatric care is provided by….the government.

    • Paul says:

      Start at the 1 hour and 22 minute mark. Listen and read. The statement is around 1:23. But it’s important to hear what was said just before and just after the statement.

    • Katelyn says:

      I’m sorry? He’s not an idiot. He is the sweetest person ever, and people make mistakes. I go to him for treatment, and he is awesome.

      • Secret says:

        woah this guy is pure evil. If you’re under 18 and think switching sex is a good idea you are mistaken. You are ruining your life. Good luck ever finding a guy/girl that will love you. You’ll never have a family and it’ll likely end in your 20s with suicide. Please be smarter than that. Feel your feelings ok and let them go. Everyone has issues to go through. Everyone! So you’re not alone. Getting the feel sorry for me attention makes you look pathetic to everyone so cut it out. It’s not too late to change ever because nothing is wrong with you. If things don’t go your way in life it’s not YOU.. it’s your approach. Keep changing your approach until you get the results you want. Stick to high morales and values because that is worth more than gold. Inspire others with your good character and you will change the world to become a better place! Be strong, feel your feelings, let them go and do good things for yourself because yes you are worth it.

  1. ViJai says:

    What this so-called doctor is doing is unconscionable. This author then takes a leap from reality the size of the Grand Canyon. It is disingenous, at best, to go from a medical professional committing malpractice and endangering his patients to implying no one suffers suicidal ideation, or attempts within *any* vulnerable populations. In the real world, where human beings practice compassion, people in desperate situations (or situation that seem desperate to them at the time) *do* contemplate, attempt, and even succeed in killing themselves. To suggest no suicidal threat is of concern, to suggest they’re all made up because 1 trusted professional breached that trust (for what could only really be self-serving reasons) for a limited clientele in one location is beyond horrific!

  2. Dr. Oren Amitay says:

    I have been one of the most vocal advocates of *Truth* with respect to Trans issues (e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD9H2QAg7N8&list=PLTeIGNsA9xdenwPEky-o_P9DnQU7qvL8F) and have been suspended by Twitter on numerous occasions because of it (the most recent time being about one month thus far). I have also been censored, suspended and banned by my professional organization, the Ontario Psychological Association, for my efforts. Having said all that, I am concerned that Dr. Wong’s words are being taken out of context, especially in the original reporting; in this article you *hint* at the true purpose of his words: namely, that he was *lamenting* the fact that kids are learning this terrible strategy, not that he was *encouraging* it.

    Everything else about this story is concerning enough. Including this misleading portion is not going to help the cause. Conversely, it will lead critics to point out what appears to be a distortion/manipulation of facts, while ignoring or sidestepping the other problems. And, as a psychologist, I know that those who do not wish to learn or accept the truth/reality about these issues will claim that the aforementioned misleading allegations characterize/represent *all* gender critical assertions.

  3. Katelyn says:

    Fake news. This isn’t true. Dr Wallace Wong is the sweetest person ever. He helps me, and this crap is fake. Stop lying and making people look bad.

  4. Craig says:

    You are mentally ill and you need help. Not from a quack but a mental health specialist. It is not “normal” to think you you are the opposite gender.

  5. Charles says:

    “One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” -Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
    “It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and to be thrown into the sea than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” -Jesus Christ
    “There’s a special place in hell for those who violate children.” -Judge Jeanine Pirro
    “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” -Dr. Seuss
    “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.” -Dave Pelzer, A Child Called “It”
    “If you say there is no such thing as morality in absolute terms, then child abuse is not evil, it just may not happen to be your thing.” -Rebecca Manley Pippert

  6. Susan says:

    The gender identity Trans movement is sexist and mysogynist in the extreme.To imply that there are female brains and malel brains is medieval at best, it’s horrifying and outdated and in no way reflects scientific reality. One cannot be born in the wrong body, and it is impossible for any male or female to have any true experience or understanding of what the other gender feels or experiences. All they can feel is rejected or unaccepted by loved ones for not exhibiting “expected gender behaviours” Therein lies the entirety of the problem- one which is never fixed by convincing yourself or others that a change in their biological sex is in any possible- it is not. To say otherwise is a gross misrepresentation of facts and reality. The lies need to stop- people need to learn to love themselves in spite of not meeting the expectations of those who would have them act/behave in a more masculine or feminine fashion. These are constructs of society, of a patriarchal society which has no room for boys who won’t act like ‘boys’ or girls who won’t behave like ‘girls’. The quack in Vancouver BC is criminal and he will inevitably pay for his taking advantage of the most marginalized children in our society. Any Dr that urges suicide threats or stunts is not acting in accordance with their oath to. do no harm. Any Dr willing to perform surgery on a healthy person to remove or create idealized body forms of the opposite gender is violating their oath. Breasts can not be reattached a penis once removed is gone forever. The research these Dr s are relying on was done by deviants of the highest order. I’ve read their research, I’ve read their studies- and I challenge any who have not to do so. To encourage young boys to violence against women as a guide to their mental health as males is sickening. To try to both blame the mother for either feminizing or causing masculinity in their children while at the same time purporting that there are male brains and female brains is abhorrent. This is the findings of those ‘great Drs’ lauded by TRA, whose research has been the model for care- I challenge any who doubt this to read for themselves Sadly I believe I will be vilified and pronounced a TERF etc or anti trans none of which is true. I am anti gender ideogolgy- I am anti gender pigeon holing of people, claiming that boys and men must behave in a certain way and girls and women in another. It is hogwash! These are nothing more than biological males forcing lesbians to become pseudo men and forcing society to participate in their autogynophelia. Before you seek to denounce my claims I dare any to go and read the research of those whom the medical community is relying on right now as their model for care. It’s appalling!

  7. Amanda says:

    I hope Dr Wong has his medical license taken away. He is screwing up our children. What a terrible human being. Let children be children and when they turn into adults that can decide.

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