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Gender-affirming care
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* Introduction *
Over the past few years there has been a global rise in the number of children referred to gender clinics. There is no reliable scientific basis for the diagnosis of transgender, nor long-term research on the outcome of treatments. Setting children off on a path towards medicalization with irreversible life-long effects is an experiment which has no precedent.

Minors need to be protected from coercion, sterilization, castration or mutilation when they are too undeveloped mentally and emotionally, and too uninformed to consent to a decision that could have horrific and irreversible outcomes they might very well regret for the rest of their lives. Youth should be listened to, informed and honored in their perceptions, but not subjected to physical or chemical changes until they are mature enough and have sufficient life experience to make their own unalterable decisions responsibly.
The decision to undergo “gender transition” can be a life-altering choice. In the past, “gender transition” surgeries were done on adults, after a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, and social workers had evaluated the individual for several years. However, some clinics now allow children to make the decision to undergo “gender transition” without necessarily first properly assessing their psychological maturity and comorbidities.

Children are being surgically transitioned in appalling numbers, including at least some genital mutilations that often require life-long continuing medical support -- when studies show that gender confusion in children and teenagers is often "transitory," as the "de-transition" phenomenon is growing.

A new study has been published by the Journal of the American Medical Association about the number of people who have had “gender-affirming” surgeries — including minors — between 2016-2019. The numbers are startling.
(Source: "Thousands of Minors Received 'Gender-Affirming Surgeries’ | National Review")
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* History *
Historically, medical interventions to achieve the appearance of the desired sex were reserved primarily for adults with long histories of dysphoria. Medical interventions were preceded by a prolonged engagement with the patient, including thorough psychological assessments. While the population-level data on the benefits of adult gender transitions undertaken in prior decades remain mixed, with evidence of persistent mental health struggles and sharply elevated mortality and morbidity, a number of individuals who underwent gender transition following rigorous assessments have reported being very satisfied with their decision to transition, do not regret it, and live happy and productive lives.

However, around 2010's, there was a marked change in the approach to the management of gender dysphoria. A number of countries in Western Europe, North America, and Australia, began to promote the "gender-affirmative" model of care for youth. Under this model of care, young people presenting with gender dysphoria or asserting a transgender identity are affirmed in their desire to undergo gender transition, and are provided with hormonal and surgical interventions. While mental health professionals are often involved, their role is typically limited to preparing the young person for gender transition, regardless of any co-occurring mental health challenges or whether there was a relatively recent history of transgender identification. As such, the provision of medical intervention now happens with a much-reduced psychological assessment.
(Source: "Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine")
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* The ‘affirmative model’ *
The evidence base for gender-affirming interventions is sparce and of very low quality. While the evidence of benefits is highly uncertain, the harms to sexual and reproductive functions are certain, and many uncertainties about the long-term health effects exist. As a result, it is hard to ethically justify continuing to use hormones and surgeries as first-line “treatment” for gender dysphoric youth.
(Source: "Current Concerns About Gender-Affirming Therapy in Adolescents")

A new “affirmative care” standard of mental health care has been adopted by nearly every medical accrediting organization. The American Psychological Association guidelines go much further than respecting and supporting trans identities; they mandate that therapists adopt gender ideology themselves. Therapists must accept and affirm the patient’s self-diagnosis.
(Source: "Trans Science: A review of Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage")

The NHS says that gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition and is not “a mental illness.”. Yet, by its very nature, diagnosis has to rely on self-identification and subjective feelings. There are no definitive tests that can be carried out and assessment must rely on self-affirmation. Parental voices are excluded by many clinicians, and ignored in favour of affirming a child-only perspective.

A number of therapists have spoken out recently about the pressure they are under within their clinics, from a culture that has allowed lobby groups to drive a narrative that insists self-affirmation is adequate for clinical diagnosis. Some clinicians have reported that an over-simplification of the process means they are not able to apply their own professional training, experience and knowledge to the young patients they see, especially for those with more complex needs such as autism.
(Source: "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria | Our Duty")
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* Related resources *
Affirming Sex Change in Kids Violates 'First , do no harm' - First, do no harm! While it’s always been true, and non-controversial, that little boys sometimes dress in girls’ clothes, and little girls sometimes would rather play with trucks than dolls, it has never before meant that they are the opposite sex

Date: Sep 30, 2018

AFL Demands Records Regarding Chemical Castration and Genital Mutilation - America First Legal Demands Records from Five Gender Clinics in Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia Regarding Chemical Castration and Genital Mutilation Known as “Gender-Affirming Care” - America First Legal

AMA strengthens its policy on protecting access to gender-affirming care | Endocrine Society - The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates today passed the Endocrine Society’s resolution to protect access to evidence-based gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

Date: Jun 12, 2023

BC residents protest plastic surgeon who removes the breasts of minors - Rebel News - On Wednesday, the office of a BC plastic surgeon became the site of a small protest of citizens calling for an end to the medical mutilation of children suffering from gender dysphoria.

Source: Rebel News | Date: Jul 28, 2023

BREAKING: Second Lawsuit Filed in US Against Medical Transition of Minors - Layla Jane accuses the defendants of “gross negligence” that led to permanent disfigurement. This process included puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and a double mastectomy performed when she was just 13 years old.

Child Mastectomies Increasing - Tulsi Gabbard Names Those Responsible for Child Mastectomies Increasing by Nearly 400 Percent. Which is worse, that this is happening to children at all, or the number of adults who promote it?

Current Concerns About Gender-Affirming Therapy in Adolescents - Results of long-term studies of adult transgender populations failed to demonstrate convincing improvements in mental health, and some studies suggest that there are treatment-associated harms.

Dark Underbelly of 'Trans Surgery': Director of 'Gender Transformation' - YouTube - While the mainstream media ignores it, and social media censors it, the topic of people who regret undergoing Transgender Surgery is incredibly important today (given the societal push to get young people to transition).

Date: Jun 20, 2023

Detransitioner slams clinics, media for politicizing 'gender affirming care' - Walt Heyer, who lived eight years as a transgender woman, said "gender-affirming care" is "medical malpractice" and said psychotherapy is a better alternative.

Source: Fox News | Date: Apr 8, 2023

Doctor Sounds Alarm on ‘Transgender Assembly Line' - Miriam Grossman, MD, rails against her profession for prioritizing political correctness over public health. Watch the Identity Crisis series.

Doctors fight federal rule prescribing transgender ideology - Recent appeal challenges requirements for “gender-affirming” treatments

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Gender-Affirming Care For Kids Is 'Literally Suicide Prevention' - ‘Admiral’ Rachel Levine, The Biden administration’s transgender Assistant Secretary for Health, has declared that “gender-affirming care” (blocking puberty, removing genitals, or adding fake genitals) is necessary to keep people, including children, mentally healthy and to stop them from killing themselves.

Source: ZeroHedge | Date: Jun 27, 2023

GoFundMe Hosts Sex-Change Surgery Fundraisers for Minors - For children, raising money from strangers for a sex change is just a click away on

Healthcare System Performing Transgender Surgeries on Children - REPORT: Largest Catholic Healthcare System In America Is Performing Transgender Surgeries on Children and Providing Other "Gender Affirming" Care Services

Source: The Gateway Pundit | Author: Cullen Linebarger | Date: Jun 13, 2023

Hidden Side of Gender Affirming Care - with Dr. Peterson Pierre presents Daily Dose: 'Hidden Side of Gender Affirming Care'

Source: Americas Frontline Doctors | Date: Jul 21, 2023

In Texas gender-affirming care lawsuit, doctors debate treatments’ safety - Texas families and health care providers sued the state over Senate Bill 14, which restricts transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care. The groups are requesting an injunction from a state district court judge before the law goes into effect on Sept. 1.

Date: Aug 16, 2023

Minors Being Transitioned Without Restrictions - Pro-Transgender Medical Officials Admit Minors Being Transitioned Without Restrictions: ‘We Brought in Our Own Therapist to Write Our Letters to Rubber Stamp Surgeries’ … ‘We Do Not Provide Authorities Any Records’ | Project Veritas

Portland surgeon reveals drawbacks of his genital operations - Portland surgeon dubbed 'Dr Frankenstein' reveals drawbacks of his genital ops on trans adolescents. Dr Blair Peters, a self-described 'queer surgeon' with 'he/they' pronouns, pink hair and a 'passion' for genital surgeries, revealed that patients face lifelong post-op complications.

Rachel Levine's claim all agree on 'gender-affirming care' is slammed by doctors 'in hiding' - Several medical professionals tell Fox News their colleagues are afraid to 'challenge this narrative' on gender

Source: Fox News | Date: May 11, 2022

Should children be allowed to make life-changing 'gender transition' decisions? - Leading scientists and doctors discuss potential risks

Texas bans genital mutilation surgeries for minors | Frontline News - The Lone Star State joins the movement to protect children from dangerous procedures

Thousands of Minors Received 'Gender-Affirming Surgeries’ | National Review - Children are being surgically transitioned in appalling numbers, including at least some genital mutilations that often require life-long continuing medical support -- when studies show that gender confusion in children and teenagers is often "transitory," as the "de-transition" phenomenon is growing.

Source: National Review | Date: Aug 26, 2023

Thrown to the Wolves - A physician reveals the nightmare of transgender ideology in a major children’s hospital.

UK report questions "gender-affirming care" - British pediatrician Hilary Cass has been investigating the state of gender medicine through the UK's Gender Identity Development Service.

Date: Mar 11, 2022

Whistleblower exposes hospital for performing genital sex change surgeries on minors - Kaiser Permanente issued a mandatory training course for all Kaiser employees in Southern California covering topics on “gender-affirming care” which included information on mastectomies, hysterectomies, vaginoplasties, and phalloplasties. Internal documents indicated that these procedures are allowed to be performed on minors.

Date: Jun 13, 2023

Woke Gender Lies, Child Abuse, and Mutilation - YouTube - Tulsi Gabbard exposes the truth about "gender affirming care" for minors. The 2020 presidential candidate sheds light on this alarming trend in American culture that has resulted in teens seeking out medical procedures to permanently alter their biological sex..

Date: Nov 15, 2022

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