Whatever happened to letting kids be kids?
How can children (some as young as four!) have the mental capability to make this life changing decision?
They don’t, but that’s not stopping the Left from pushing their agenda!
Recently, The New York Times ran a story by Jack Turban, a researcher at the Yale School of Medicine. Turban says that doctors should begin applying puberty blockers to children who identify as transgender as early as possible.
According to him, “it has become clear that if we support these children in their transgender identities instead of trying to change them, they thrive instead of struggling with anxiety and depression.”
What about them growing up, realizing what they did was not what they wanted, and struggling with it then? Did researchers ever think of that?
Turban uses as his example one 14-year-old girl named Hannah who was born a boy named Jonah. Turban glows: “Hannah is using a puberty-blocking implant and getting ready to embark on the path of developing a female body by starting estrogen. Ten years ago most doctors would have called this malpractice. New data has now made it the protocol for thousands of American children.”
Ten years ago, doctors weren’t embracing politically correct insanity as medicine.
Turban, you see, claims that by transforming children’s bodies younger, we will help them avoid societal stigma, and that it’s that stigma that’s responsible for the shockingly high rates of suicide and depression associated with gender dysphoria. But there’s no hard data to support that notion. A study from professors at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, for example, found that 46 percent of transgender men and 42 percent of transgender women in the study had attempted suicide.
The study does show high levels of discrimination against transgender people. But it also shows that the suicide rate among transgender women who say people identify them as transgender regularly is 45 percent.
And those who can pass for the gender they identify with? Their suicide rate is still 40 percent!
Lastly, those who can afford to undergo hormone treatment? Well, you guessed it, the rate is 45 percent.
Surgery doesn’t militate against suicide either.
These are some alarming statistics. Just saying it’s because of the stigma without evidence to prove this (in fact, the evidence is pointing to the fact that it’s NOT stigma), is incredibly irresponsible.
But Turban, and the rest of the Left have an agenda.
He cites one study of 63 transgender children, which found that if they were allowed to “socially transition” — if people treated them as their preferred sex — then they had indistinguishable levels of anxiety and depression from that of their peers.
But there is a catch. One you probably have already guessed.
This study concerns children who have yet to experience the rigors of a sex drive and sexual dynamics.
It also ignores the small sample size and the fact that a reported 8 in 10 children who experience gender confusion grow out of it.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE TIME??
But Turban’s fine with maintaining gender confusion for those 8 children out of 10 in order to preserve Hannah’s peace of mind — even if Hannah might have grown out of her symptoms herself, thereby lowering risk of suicide over time.
The science of the Left, people. Don’t try to understand it.
Children should not be pawns for politically driven adults. Especially when it comes to such massive bodily mutilation that will impair function for a lifetime — all before the child hits puberty.
The Left is doing something truly horrific. It needs to stop now!