Skip to comments.American College of Pediatricians doubles down on common sense: Don't Encourage Transgender Delusion
Posted on 03/09/2017 9:47:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
All the way back in August 2016, the American College of Pediatricians took a brave stand and proclaimed that gender ideology harms children. They updated their post in January of this year, and it must not go unnoticed.
They write (emphasis added):
The bottom line is this: Our opponents advocate a new scientifically baseless standard of care for children with a psychological condition (GD) that would otherwise resolve after puberty for the vast majority of patients concerned. Specifically, they advise: affirmation of children’s thoughts which are contrary to physical reality; the chemical castration of these children prior to puberty with GnRH agonists (puberty blockers which cause infertility, stunted growth, low bone density, and an unknown impact upon their brain development), and, finally, the permanent sterilization of these children prior to age 18 via cross-sex hormones. There is an obvious self-fulfilling nature to encouraging young GD children to impersonate the opposite sex and then institute pubertal suppression. If a boy who questions whether or not he is a boy (who is meant to grow into a man) is treated as a girl, then has his natural pubertal progression to manhood suppressed, have we not set in motion an inevitable outcome? All of his same sex peers develop into young men, his opposite sex friends develop into young women, but he remains a pre-pubertal boy. He will be left psychosocially isolated and alone. He will be left with the psychological impression that something is wrong. He will be less able to identify with his same sex peers and being male, and thus be more likely to self identify as “non-male” or female.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Liberalism makes political correctness the priority over science, yet they still claim they’re pro-science and everyone else are knuckle draggers. Scientifically, there is no such thing as trans gender. Biologically your sex chromosomes are either male or female and they stay that way until you die.
One can have plastic surgery and pretend they are Klingon or Chewbacca...but it’s all an illusion in the end. There was a major US hospital in the Maryland area which did the trans surgery for a couple of years, and then the mental health guys attached to the hospital noted that suicide was becoming prevalent thing after the third year because you had to keep suggesting they were different....when they weren’t, and the folks eventually figured this out. At that point, the hospital said ‘enough’ and quit accepting patients.
Someone should tell Angelina Joli. Her absolutely gorgeous little girl Shiloh is becoming a boy. I think, and my liberal friend agrees, that Angelina just doesn’t want the competition from her beautiful daughter. Been dressing her like a boy since she was maybe six years old. Sick sick sick.
Every little kid tries on clothes from parent of opposite sex .giggles, then forgets it. But some of these liberal idiots are so twisted, they actually encourage their kids to be twisted too.
Good news. An authority willing to stand up for the children.
In high school I thought I was Johnny Bench. If only there were steroids and human growth hormones back then. I could have been Johnny Bench instead of sitting on the bench.
Not to say that I disagree with their stand on this issue (I don't) but I wanted people to know that pediatricians as a group do not endorse this view.
What is this? It looks like an outbreak of commom sense!
male or female and they stay that way until you die.
I work with a transgender nearby. after all that trouble you are talking to a man and she only really relates well to other men.
nutshellin’ that thought!
Most homosexuals were sexually molested as children.
They seek to normalize their behavior to attain better access to YOUR children.
RE: Been dressing her like a boy since she was maybe six years old. Sick sick sick.
That, I hear was a point of contention between her and Brad Pitt that led to the divorce.
But then, she has the gall to call Brad the child abuser...
I think Angelina decided that Shiloh was oing to be a boy shortly after birth. I wondered if Angelina just wanted the attention that having a ‘trans’ child would bring her and she could advocate for yet another ‘mistreated group’ in the USA. That woman is an attention hog. I sure hope Shiloh gets help and accepts she is a girl. I was a tomboy, but I’m sure my parents knew enough to let me act out my desire to play sports with the guys, without ever thinking I thought I wanted to be a boy. I turned out to be a very normal girl. And especially now, when girls have all the advantages that girls in the 50’s-60’s didn’t have, there is now no need to try to compete with boys in athletics. My heart breaks for children whose parents are too eager to jump on the LGBTQXYZ bandwagon, so they can gain more acceptanceaccolades from their Leftist peers.
All this nonsense about gender confusion boils down the child’s outside influences and parents.
Parents simply need to protect their children by not buying into this sh*t.
Interesting that there are few doctors who go against the grain re transgenderism and homosexuality. The obvious answer is that they will be and have been attacked and vilified into submission. So much for the scientific process.
It is clear that both “issues” require investigation but an investigation wont ever happen because it might help explain why people become this way.... and then by extension, the possibility of treatment and cure.
No, it is not normal... if one believes, as a scientist should, that sex is for procreation and that clearly gays cannot procreate. End of story.
Yeah, how hard was this one?
When I was about six, I asked my grandmother for a doll. My cousins had all been over, mostly girls, and they had dolls. They were playing with them and I was momentarily envious.
In today’s world, I’d have been put on medication and in shortly thereafter my winger would be missing...
Good call here. What took so freaking long?
A surprising source. The Peds academy has been pretty lefty.
A surprising source. The Peds academy has been pretty lefty.
It still is. Different name, different group.
See post 7.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.