The American College of Pediatricians, a conservative medical organization, has issued a statement entitled Gender Ideology Harms Children, exposing the fallacy that children can be “born the wrong sex” and detailing the medical harm that can be done by “treatments” such as puberty-blocking and cross-sex hormones.
The report says that 98% of gender-confused boys and 88% of girls accept their biological sex after puberty. And it notes that suicide rates are 20 times greater for adults who have had sexual reassignment surgery. The report concludes, “Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”
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