UK National Health Service Staff Resign Over Objections to Hormone Treatments for Children

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However bad you think things have gotten here in the US, the UK serves as a frightening nightmare image of how much worse they can get.

At an NHS gender clinic in the U.K., children allegedly suffering from gender dysphoria are undergoing scientifically unproven experiments which includes the administering of hormone blockers to stop their sexual development.

This is happening to children as young as three.

Sometimes this world feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone, doesn’t it?

Now, 18 clinicians have resigned following their objections to these concerning “treatments” and some of them have decided to speak out.

According to The Times of London, “They believe that some gay children struggling with their sexuality are being wrongly diagnosed as ‘transgender’ by the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic.”

“All five former staff were responsible for deciding which trans-identifying youngsters should be given hormone blockers to halt their sexual development,” the report continues.  “The vast majority of those who begin blockers go on to irreversible cross-sex hormones once they reach 16.”

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that over the last decade the number of children the clinic has seen has exploded from 94 in 2010 to a disturbing 2,519 last year.  Some of the NHS specialists claim these children are oftentimes never even given proper evaluation by an expert when it comes to determining the root of their gender confusion.

When we are talking about children, young children, it is hard to divorce the serious lack of guidance (intentional or otherwise) from the parents from the potential cause of the gender confusion.  It should never be acceptable to put any children on hormone blockers that come with irreversible consequences and if it weren’t for the twisted ideology of the mainstream medical community that is pushing this bunk science without any evidence to support its merit, there’s a good chance many of these parents would know that.

One of the clinicians told The Times, “I felt for the last two years what kept me in the job was the sense that there was a huge number of children in danger.  I was there to protect children from being damaged.”

Another one of the clinicians attested that “This experimental treatment is being done on not only children, but [on] very vulnerable children.”

In large part, the rise in children being subjected to this kind of treatment can be attributed to transgender advocacy charities like “Mermaids.” a viewpoint the clinicians who spoke with The Times held.  Not only are these groups often politically motivated, rather than medically, but they also do not accept that children may actually just need some guidance or counseling versus medical intervention.  They promote the false idea that transitioning children will magically cure them of their gender dysphoria and the accompanying emotional stress.

Advocacy groups like this don’t just advocate for those who suffer gender dysphoria, they aim to recruit new members to their club.

The Times reported that “The specialists expressed concern that many children decided they wanted to change gender after suffering homophobic bullying, yet these young people were still referred down the route of hormone treatment, they claimed, without clinicians always exploring the possibility they may simply be gay.  One clinician said that she feared the use of hormone therapy for such children could result in a scandal.”

It is unfathomable how any parent could agree to allow their children to undergo such procedures when full and extensive research has yet to be done.

Naturally, the GIDS clinic denies all accusations and say their service respects each and every individual case.

Here in the United States President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Cretella, M.D., F.C.P., has openly condemned the practice of gender transitioning in children and has called it for what it is: child abuse.

At a talk in Rhode Island last year, Cretella said, “When it comes to what is causing rising numbers of people to identify as transgender, all teenagers go through a phase known as ‘gender formation’” she went on to say, “During this time a certain number are susceptible to ‘marketing’ that they are ‘trapped in the wrong body.’”

This goes right back to the issue of advocacy groups and their influence on vulnerable children.  Cretella also contends that biological sex is determined at the conception of each human being and that sexuality is, in fact, and unchangeable binary.

“Biological sex is not assigned,” she wrote. “Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.”

We need more voices of reason in this arena such as Dr. Cretella.  It is abusive to children to put them through gender transitioning and parents should be accountable for it.

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