Sex-change for children is child abuse

It’s child abuse, pure and simple.

America has slipped so far morally that politically correct parents – with the help of doctors – are ruining the lives of their young children by pretending to change their sex.

Finally, a group of doctors from The American College of Pediatricians are calling this what it is – child abuse.

Politically correct doctors are giving puberty blocking drugs to children as young as 10 or 11 (and maybe younger) to prevent them from going through puberty. Then, they are giving them hormone treatments to make them look like the opposite sex.

This is being gloried in the liberal media, particularly on the TLC cable network with a show about a young boy who thinks he is a girl. This boy has had puberty blockers that stifled his reproductive development and he has developed female characteristics. He plans to have surgery to complete the process.

In May of this year, the ACP issued a statement that human sexuality is “an objective biological binary trait” – male or female – and “not genetic markers of a disorder.”

“The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” according to a statement. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”

There are some disorders but they are rare, according to the ACP.

“No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as ‘feeling like the opposite sex’ or ‘somewhere in between’ do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women,” according to the statement.

These kids are confused and their problems are in their minds, not their bodies.

Here’s another point. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. “Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child,” the statement says. “As many as 98 percent of gender-confused boys and 88 percent of gender-confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

“Children diagnosed with gender dysphoria may be given puberty blockers as young as 11, and will require cross-sex hormones in later adolescence to continue impersonating the opposite sex. These children will never be able to conceive any genetically related children even via artificial reproductive technology. In addition, cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.”

The homosexual agenda pushes the idea that not letting someone pretend to be the other sex is causing suicides among young people.

The ACP reports, “Rates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88 percent of girls and 98 percent of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?

“Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to gender clinics where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures they will ‘choose’ a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.”

This report was written by Michelle A. Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians.

“There is an obvious self-fulfilling nature to encouraging young GD children to impersonate the opposite sex and then institute pubertal suppression,”  Cretella  wrote. “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.

“Moreover, neuroscience reveals that the pre-frontal cortex of the brain which is responsible for judgment and risk assessment is not mature until the mid-twenties. Never has it been more scientifically clear that children and adolescents are incapable of making informed decisions regarding permanent, irreversible and life-altering medical interventions. For this reason, the College maintains it is abusive to promote this ideology, first and foremost for the well-being of the gender dysphoric children themselves, and secondly, for all of their non-gender-discordant peers, many of whom will subsequently question their own gender identity, and face violations of their right to bodily privacy and safety.”

The medical evidence is clearly against wrong-headed parents and unscrupulous doctors who are ruining the futures of a growing number of children by offering them drug treatments and surgery in the hopes of changing their sex.

This is child abuse.