Friday, August 2, 2019

Why Isn't This Child Abuse?

Parents of children who have endured puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones, and permanent medical procedures as a part of their new gender identity are asking the United States Surgeon General to increase public awareness of the dangers of such practices.The Kelsey Coalition, a non-partisan group, has delivered a petition signed online by people across the country to US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. The petition advises how doctors are "now administering powerful puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones to a growing number of gender non-conforming pre-adolescents. 'Gender-confirming' surgeries — including mastectomies, radical hysterectomies, vaginoplasties, and orchiectomies — are now being performed on teenagers."The petition also points out how parents are oftentimes being misled by clinicians."Parents who consent to these treatments are often misled to believe that their child will be at greater risk of suicide if they do not," the petition states. "There is no evidence to support this claim. In Oregon, parental consent is irrelevant: the law allows 15-year olds to receive state-subsidized hormonal treatments and surgeries without parental knowledge or permission."
Some states have defined therapy to help gay minors become straight as abuse.  But this isn't?

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