A very important statement from the American College of Pediatricians has been circulating around the web, and I wanted to share it with you. They have made it very clear in this statement that some of the recent developments in the transgender movement are not at all good for children. See for yourself (bold emphasis is mine):
3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).5 The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.2,4,5
And there is this:
8. Conditioning children into believing that 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 that 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.
Take a minute to read the whole statement. It is brief and worth your time. The medical establishment very clearly is not on board with the objectives of the transgender movement. This is not about equal rights. For mental illness can never be the equal of mental health.
Arriving this afternoon. Re. American College of Pediatricians. They may represent only a minority opinion. It is nevertheless an expert minority opinion based on scientific research. As such, it deserves respect and should be evaluated on the merits of the evidence. More on this later . . . JG