Transgender Agenda Leads To Child Abuse, Prominent Pediatrician Claims

Robert Jonathan - Author
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Jul. 26 2017, Updated 12:55 p.m. ET

The medical community’s almost universal acceptance of gender transition therapy is a form of child abuse.

That seems to be the contention of Dr. Michelle Cretella, the president of the American College of Pediatricians, who disagrees with such pharmaceutical and surgical interventions.

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The transgender issue is back in the news in a big way today after President Trump announced that the U.S. armed forces would no longer accept or allow transgender individuals to serve. Citing medical costs as one factor, Trump says he reached this decision after consulting with generals and other military experts. Although the announcement prompted much controversy, the Inquisitr noted that this decision apparently reinstates a policy that had been in effect throughout the Obama administration and before, up until last year.

In June, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, a retired Marine general, gave the military branches an additional six months to study the potential effect of further transgender recruitment on readiness, the Guardian detailed. There are an estimated 2,500 to 7,500 transgender individuals on active duty, and approximately 1,500 to 4,000 in the reserves.

According to WebMD, there are approximately 700,000 persons living openly as transgender in the U.S.

When it comes to children, the now generally accepted transition-affirming protocol that often leads to medical interventions can be harmful, Dr. Cretella insists. Puberty blocking drugs — which are often administered as early as age 11 or 12 — can have serious side effects, and cross-sex (i.e., sex-change) hormones similarly pose health risks, she claimed in an article published in the Daily Signal. Suicide rates for adults who have received sex reassignment surgery are higher than in the general population, she also maintained.

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