The dangers of the trans agenda are very real, and now some experts are speaking against it.
When you have the state involved in chopping off or mutilating the sexual organs of perfectly healthy children – among other things – there can be only one word for that: child abuse. Diabolical ideologies and radical agendas have contributed to a full-scale war against our innocent children, and leading the way in this is the insanity of the trans revolution.
We must all work at seeing this stopped, so that one day – hopefully very soon – we will look back in terror and reflect on the ugly barbarism of the West that allowed this to happen. Just as we now look back in horror at things like slavery, hopefully we will quickly wake up to the horror of our war on children as we force them into radical adult agendas.
Even other unhealthy things that were once the norm we now look back upon and shake our heads, such as cigarette smoking. So we must ensure that this becomes the fate of the nasty trans tsunami which is harming so many people, including so many children.
Thankfully various experts are beginning to speak out about the very real dangers, including negative health outcomes. Let me feature just some of them here. A few months ago in the UK some clinicians made “calls to end transgender ‘experiment on children’.” The article begins:
The only NHS gender clinic for children is risking a “live experiment” by sending hundreds for life-changing medical intervention without sufficient evidence of its long-term effects, experts have warned. The Times has spoken to five clinicians who resigned from the service because of concerns over the treatment of vulnerable children who come to the clinic presenting as transgender. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/calls-to-end-transgender-experiment-on-children-k792rfj7d
And one medical doctor gave this warning: “A pandemic of moral cowardice has swept the profession. There are doctors, many of them, with grave concerns about what is being forced upon us by the trans-radical movement. But frightened by the sound of trans-radical jackboots on the pavement, they have, with a few exceptions, caved to the demand to remain silent: the fear of the smear is in high gear.” https://medium.com/@dredles/a-doctors-duty-bfeb767d424b
One women’s health expert, writing in the British Medical Journal, spoke of “Safeguarding adolescents from premature, permanent medicalisation.” She writes:
While respecting individuals’ right to a different viewpoint, it is neither mandatory to affirm their beliefs nor automatic that transition is the goal, particularly when dealing with children, adolescents and young adults. These risk closing the ‘open future’, as well as life-long physical problems including lack of sexual function, infertility and medical dependency. With 85% desistance amongst referred transgender children and increasing awareness of detransitioning, unquestioning ‘affirmation’ as a pathway that leads gender dysphoric patients to irreversible interventions cannot be considered sole or best practice. https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l245/rr-1
Sydney paediatrician John Whitehall has long been sounding the alarm on the health risks of transgenderism and the need to resist this agenda. He has warned that there are “serious medical complications around gender identity and treatment.” He says, “When you put a child on cross hormones, sooner or later the testes give up the ghost – you end up unable to reproduce, so I say it is a chemical castration. They say it is reduced procreative capacity, but that is a euphemism.” https://7news.com.au/news/social/theyre-being-fast-tracked-psychologist-wants-inquiry-into-childrens-transgender-clinics-c-397125
And again: “Who gave ethics approval for this treatment (at children’s hospitals) when it lacks any scientific basis and therefore is an experiment? We should give the psychiatry and psychology a full run before we start castrating children.” https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/warnings-over-surge-in-youth-transgender-cases/news-story/8b4efbf389a0bd61e664f93a5eaf7315
Journalist Jennifer Oriel also speaks out about the dangers of this agenda:
The use of children in gender engineering is arguably a form of abuse. Research on the long-term effects of hormone therapy and puberty blockers is scarce. And the test subjects — children — cannot provide meaningful consent because their minds have not yet matured. Yet the medicalisation of gender has made it easier for children deemed abnormal to be corrected. Queer activists encourage the practice because it disrupts the relationship between birth sex, gender expression and heterosexuality that forms the foundation of both the natural family and the private sphere. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/gender-reassignment-theyre-castrating-children/news-story/8e126197a78d943aa79865398d34c40b
Some of the health risks are still being looked into, and it seems we have rushed into all this without looking at all the possible dangers. For example, a NHS Health Research Authority study looking at the impact of puberty blockers concluded: “It is not clear what the long-term effects of early suppression may be on bone development, height, sex organ development and body shape and their reversibility if treatment is stopped during pubertal development.” https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hidden-study-reveals-devastating-effects-of-puberty-blockers/
And consider “the largest study of the health of transgender individuals on hormone therapy ever done.” It came up with these results: “Transgender women on hormone therapy may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular problems, such as stroke, blood clots and heart attack, researchers reported Monday.” https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/study-finds-health-risks-transgender-women-hormone-therapy-n890031
Also, things like packers, or chest-binders, are also harmful. Way back in 2014 a Canadian clinic warned about this. Although it was supportive, calling it “an effective way for someone to make a gradual female-to-male (FTM) transition,” it warned of the various risks, including compressed ribs, collapsed lungs and back problems. https://www.ftmtopsurgery.ca/blog/ftm-faq/health-consequences-chest-binding/
And lives are being lost because of all this as well. This recent story is one indication of the madness of the trans agenda:
This week, The New England Journal of Medicine published a bizarre story. A “transgender man” entered a hospital with severe abdominal pains. Because she was identified as a man, the doctors naturally did not think to treat her for labor and delivery, so she tragically lost the baby. Rather than emphasizing the danger of placing gender identity over biological sex, both the journal and The Washington Post made the absurd claim that the hospital should not have ruled out pregnancy for a man. https://pjmedia.com/trending/transgender-tragedy-this-baby-died-because-the-mothers-medical-records-listed-her-as-male/
Then there is the whole matter of high suicide rates for those who have transitioned, and so on. This is an enormously costly social experiment. And as I have written before, detransitioning is now big business, with more and more people experiencing trans regret: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/02/10/a-review-of-trans-life-survivors-by-walt-heyer/
Moreover, the state is fully happy to use taxpayers’ money to subsidise the trans agenda, forcing them to pay for this harmful transitioning. Consider my home state of Wisconsin and a recent legal ruling there: “A federal judge ruled Friday that Wisconsin cannot exclude so-called gender-reassignment treatments, including both surgery and hormones, from coverage under the Medicaid program, striking down a rule that’s been on the books for decades.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wisconsin-must-cover-sex-change-treatments-under-medicaid-judge-rules
But while we have heaps of government funding being poured into the trans agenda, those who seek to detransition almost always have to pay for it themselves. The state does not consider that sort of thing worth funding. This really is a case on institutionalised child abuse.
I am very grateful for all the doctors, medical professionals and other experts who are now starting to speak out about this radical and dangerous social experimentation on our children. We need more such voices, and we need them soon. How many permanently damaged children must we have before we finally cry, “Enough is enough”?
Let me close with two important quotes. The first is from someone who did transition, but has now detransitioned and is warning others. Walt Heyer says this:
As I wrote in my book, Paper Genders, cutting off breasts, filling patients with cross-sex hormones, cutting off or refashioning male genitalia, installing a pseudo penis on a female—all of today’s transgender treatments are barbaric and need to stop. Someday these matters will be decided in the courts and hopefully the harmful practices will be curtailed, but “someday” is too late for those being ensnared into the trans ideology today. The wave of regretters is coming. I’m already seeing it. https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/08/55621/
The second is taken from a recent piece by Jane Robbins entitled “The Cracks in the Edifice of Transgender Totalitarianism.” She writes:
Previous cultish or similar social phenomena have generally been limited to some degree by time, space, or eventual return of the senses. But Western civilization is now gripped by a cultural cyclone that is blowing through such limitations with totalitarian force. Transgenderism has shaken the foundations of all we know to be true. Scientific knowledge is rejected and medical practice co-opted in service of a new “reality”—that “gender” is independent of sex, that males and females of any age, even young children, are entitled to their own transgender self-identification based only on their feelings, and that literally every individual and every segment of society must bow to their chosen identity at risk of losing reputation, livelihood, and even freedom itself. https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/07/54272/