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Children & gender identity

Legislation & politics

* Introduction *
An updated bill in California has introduced the inclusion of “affirming” a child’s sexual transition as a requirement for parental responsibility and child welfare. This means that failing to affirm transgenderism for a child would be considered abusive according to the proposed California State Family Code.

The Biden administration sought to force doctors to perform “gender transition” surgeries — mutilation — and prescribe puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone drugs, and other procedures. Doctors in Florida are now banned from performing life-altering sex change surgeries on children following a groundbreaking vote by the state’s top medical boards. Florida now joins the medical authorities of several European countries including Norway, Finland, Sweden, and the U.K. in concluding that the evidence of so-called “gender-affirming” care, is very poor and the risks are real.

Michigan lawmakers gave final approval to legislation banning so-called conversion therapy for minors. The legislation would prohibit mental health professionals from engaging youths in the scientifically discredited practice of trying to convert people who are LGBTQ+ to heterosexuality and traditional gender expectations.

The American Medical Association, the Children’s Hospital Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics sent a letter to U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland requesting that the Department of Justice “take swift action to investigate and prosecute” “high-profile users on social media” who have allegedly created a “campaign of disinformation” against children’s hospitals that offer “gender-affirming health care”.
(Source: "SOS")

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* National legislation *
In North America, a number of individual states have begun to pass laws to ban gender reassignment of minors, which have proven contentious. At the Federal level, however, the US continues to assert that "gender-affirming" care is safe and effective, despite the findings of multiple systematic reviews of evidence that found the benefits of gender transition for minors are highly uncertain, while the risks may be significant. Specifically, if the Endocrine Society's treatment guidelines for gender-dysphoric youth are followed, a minor's future sterility is likely. Other health risks include compromised bone health, altered brain development, cardiovascular complications, and a number of other, as yet unknown, risks.
(Source: "Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine")
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* Related resources *
Bill Will Charge Parents For 'Child Abuse' If They Don't Support Transgenderism - Dems Advance Bill To Charge Parents For 'Child Abuse' If They Don't Support Transgenderism. House Democrats are continuing their work to destroy traditional values in America.

Gender-Affirmation Bill Advances - A Republican California lawmaker warned families to escape from the Golden State after legislators advanced a bill on Tuesday that would accuse parents of child abuse if they refuse to “affirm” their children’s so-called gender identity.

Source: The Daily Wire | Date: Jun 14, 2023

Michigan Legislature approves ban on 'conversion therapy'; for LGBTQ+ minors - Michigan is set to ban so-called conversion therapy for minors after the state Senate sent the legislation to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer late Tuesday.

Source: AP News | Date: Jun 28, 2023

Suppression Campaign - Christopher F. Rufo - The American Medical Association asks the federal government to prosecute critics of radical gender medicine.

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