(BrightPress.org) – The ongoing debate on the use of puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, and elective surgeries such as double mastectomies, hysterectomies, and penile inversions or vaginoplasties on minor children has reached a turning point in Britain. This latest victory heralded an end to the routine use of puberty blockers in any situation other than a clinical trial. This adds an additional hurdle for parents who want to allow their toddlers and preteens to transition in the UK.
If your confused kindergartener wants to be the opposite gender, they need therapy, not hormones.
In America, the number of puberty blocker prescriptions has skyrocketed along with procedures like the double mastectomy which removes the healthy breast tissue of girls as young as 12. Euphemistically referred to as “top surgery,” the procedure results in a permanent disfigurement that will forever prevent these girls from breastfeeding their children.
Many adult detransitioners have come to regret the procedure and felt like they’ve been robbed by the professionals who led them through the process. Often informed consent is ignored with very little or no explanation of the potential complications – both physical and mental. Contrary medical advice or a second opinion that would allow deeper consideration are not usually offered.
The parents and adults seeking “top surgery” are told that the odds of suicidal behavior will increase without the procedure, and the rhetoric surrounding all gender modification is described with terms like “life-saving” and “medically necessary.”
Several European nations have adopted more conservative approaches to the treatments, including Norway, Finland, and Sweden. All of them banned gender-related body modification for minors outside of a clinical research setting. These countries updated their medical guidance for minors with gender dysphoria accordingly.
Several U.S. states are following suit, with various laws already on the books or working their way through state legislatures, which would restrict access until the age of majority. Democrat-held states have taken an opposing stance, guaranteeing the “right” to these procedures on the basis that they are “life-saving” for families who seek them within their borders. Will this issue eventually end up before the Supreme Court?
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