More than 800 children are now being treated in England with sex-change drugs that “halt the onset of adulthood”, according to Daily Mail.
Monthly hormone injections stop sexual organs from developing the way they naturally would in puberty, which makes sex-change surgeries easier and more seamless for doctors.
How is it that anyone thinks this is healthy?
Until recently, no more than a handful of children and teenagers were receiving the treatments. That number has quadrupled, with some children as young as 10 years old.
One teenager, Llyr Jones, told Daily Mail that had he not been allowed to receive the puberty-stopping treatments, he likely would have killed himself.
‘In all honesty, if I hadn’t been allowed to be on the blockers and start my transition, I’m sure I wouldn’t be here now,’ he said.
Llyr is a biological male who’s been living since he was 15 as a transgender female.
‘The worst thing was starting to grow body hair. It felt like something was happening that wasn’t me – I was so uncomfortable.
‘Some days were worse than others when I would catch a glimpse of my body in the mirror and I’d collapse on the bathroom floor for hours, frozen with distress.’
Llyr was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and entered the treatment therapy soon after.
But Llyr is considered an older case in her wing—ever since the NHS did away with age laws prohibiting doctors from giving sex-change treatments to children under the age of 16, kids as young as 10 have been able to receive them.
What sickens me most is that gender dysphoria is a real mental disorder, yet we’re treating perfectly healthy bodies to suit what that person’s brain is saying instead of treating the brain, which is clearly not healthy and in great distress.
Thank goodness for three U.S. doctors who, last month, published a “highly critical” report on these puberty-blocking treatments.
The doctors asserted that virtually no scientific evidence supported this “experimental” treatment and said, further, it’s possible the treatments were encouraging children to “persist in identifying as transgender.”
While many doctors claim hormone therapy has no lasting repercussions (should a person decide against a formal transition, of course), others say the effects of hormone therapy are long-lasting, indeed.
“Whether blocking puberty is the best way to treat gender dysphoria remains far from settled,” [Doctors] Hruz, Mayer and McHugh write, “and it should be considered . . . a drastic and experimental measure.”