American College Of Pediatricians States Transgender Enabling of Children Is Child Abuse

American College Of Pediatricians States Transgender Enabling of Children Is Child Abuse

It is sad that in today’s world it is controversial for the American College of Pediatricians to make a professional statement that children can’t choose their sex, that in fact it is determined by their DNA. But there it is, it’s controversial to suggest these facts to those who want to believe they can redefine their chromosomes, be something they are not. This courageous group of medical men and women whose purpose is the health and protection of children, have stood up and proclaimed with evidence, that current cultural fads do not alter biological reality. Read on for their succinct eight point statement.

From Weasel Zippers:

“The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” the statement, entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” began. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”

The temporary statement, published Monday, March 21, with a full statement to follow in summer 2016, listed what the association ruled to be eight objective facts supporting their argument for why gender reclassification will now officially be classified as abuse:

1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.

2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.

3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.

4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.

5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.

7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.

8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful as child abuse.

The policy statement was authored by President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr. Quentin Van Meter and Johns Hopkins Medical School Psychology Professor Dr. Paul McHugh.

There is no defense for intentionally confusing a child’s view of his or her biological sex. Doing so sets them up for a lifetime of angst, confusion and eventually resentment toward those who participated in this destructive game. When a child finds out that his parents used their power over him to willfully refuse to honor his biological identity and treat him accordingly, he will be angry. All the pain, all the fear, all the angst of going through school without a basic identity, will be redirected upon those who could have stopped it but didn’t. Parents who buy into this faddish and dangerous game will ultimately pay a high price in the form of a damaged relationship with their child. So kudos to the ACP for their brave and reasonable stance. Children need grownups to take care of them and that’s exactly what this group is; as opposed to the immature infantile crowd who believes we can choose our sex or that our DNA is a disease or is “wrong”.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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