The Harms Posed by Gender Ideology to Children’s Well-being
“Gender identity” is a psychological phenomenon. It is not found anywhere in the body, the brain, or in the DNA. And there is no objective medical scan or test that can detect or validate it.
The hormone treatments and surgical interventions being used on children to treat the distress they feel with their body are experimental. There is not a single long-term controlled study that shows these medical interventions are safe and effective. The long-term consequences of these experimental procedures have not been studied. And these treatments are known to have serious harmful side effects.
1Puberty blocking hormones
known to cause arrested bone growth, decrease in bone density with future risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, joint problems, and interrupted development of the adolescent brain. Puberty-blockers are being given around age 11, and as young as age 8.
create increased risk for blood clots, cardiovascular disease, stroke, weight gain, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood lipids, diabetes, bone density loss, gall stones, unknown effects on breast, endometrial and ovarian tissues, development or worsening of psychiatric problems, and cancer.
Children who receive puberty-blocking hormones followed by cross-sex hormones are permanently sterilized. Cross-sex hormones are being given as early as age 14, and even younger.
Double mastectomies of healthy breasts are being performed on girls as young as age 13 and 14.
Surgeries that castrate boys and remove healthy reproductive organs in girls are being done on minors, making children permanently sterile and causing life-long sexual dysfunction.