The transgender ideology, which is more widely accepted these days than ever before, is causing “large scale child abuse.” Dr. Michelle Cretella, of the American College of Pediatricians, states, “Transgender ideology has infiltrated my field and produced large scale child abuse.”
The treatment of children who express confusion about their biological sex has changed over the years, from the time of the baby boomers, to us millennials. Before, there was a lot of shame and not much talk of transgenderism, for fear of the shame and the associated dangers. Back then, if a child were to express such feelings, they would be corrected right away, and taught that those feelings are wrong and should not be pursued…. Today, if a child expresses the same thing, they are potentially given puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sometimes, even, surgery.
To be clear, no-one is born transgender. If being transgender was biological, then twins with the same DNA, and same exposure to prenatal hormones, would both be transgender…. or not. A study of trans twins in 2013 showed that, only 28% of the time, did both twins identify as transgender. 78% of twins showed that only one was trans, suggesting that what contributed to one of the twins being trans was not biological, therefore those contributions came from environmental factors. Nowadays, our environmental factors are telling our kids that it’s OK, and even cool, to be transgender; instead of combating those feelings.
After passing through puberty, about 75 – 95% of children outgrew such feelings. With kids being as impressionable as they are, those numbers will probably go down with the pandering to, and political correctness of, so many parents and medical professionals. Only time will tell. It is irresponsible and dangerous to give children the aforementioned treatments, without having any long-term studies or evidence that such treatments are effective.
“There are no long term studies about giving kids cross-sex hormones. Puberty blockers into cross sex hormones are making kids sterile,” says Michelle.
Taking puberty blockers, into cross-sex hormones have been observed to cause sterilization. Parents are making lifelong, irreversible decisions for their children, in the name of feelings and delusions. In other words, they are changing the child’s physical body, permanently sometimes, because of a psychological issue. Children as young as nine are being given puberty blockers.
Michelle had one patient, a little boy we’ll call Andy. Between the ages of 3 and 5 he began playing more with girls and toys made for girls. He eventually began referring to himself as a girl. Michelle referred him and his family to a therapist, where in one session, he picked up a girl toy and stated that “Mommy and Daddy don’t love me when I’m a boy.” Eventually the therapist found that, when Andy was three, his little sister with special needs was born. She required much more attention, and Andy had perceived this as, “mommy and daddy loves girls, so I need to be a girl for them to love me.”
He had misperceived family dynamics and internalized a false belief that led him to wanting to be a girl. With family therapy, Andy got better, and a deeper issue was dealt with. In these times, if you were to take that same example, Michelle says that doctors would say, “This is who Andy really is. You must change his name, and ensure that everyone treats him as a girl, or else he will commit suicide.” He would then be put on puberty blockers just before approaching puberty.
“When blockers are used…. They cause problems with memory.” She adds.
There is no proof that these treatments don’t have hefty side-effects for their future. There hasn’t been any long-term testing done for the effectiveness of helping children who feel this way. This is child abuse.