(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) In a shocking turn of events, the American College of Pediatricians called for the end of gender reassignment surgeries for minors in light of recently published studies.
Per the press release, the medical group requested that healthcare providers “reconsider current protocols for gender dysphoric children based on newly published data” which contains a “critique of transgender interventions.”
According to Michelle Cretella, immediate past executive director of ACPeds and advisory board spokeswoman for Advocates Protecting Children, the “science” that supposedly backs transgenderism is of suspect quality.
“The entire pediatric transgender industry is based on these two Dutch studies,” Cretella said.
“This open access report is critical because it exposes the fraudulent foundation of pediatric transgender medicine in the United States.”
Dr. Quentin Van Meter, endocrinologist and past ACP president, noted that the study’s findings correspond to anecdotal experience.
“ACPeds has long held that efforts to socially, medically and surgically interfere with the biological integrity of children and adolescents are not appropriate because of the very well documented harms and questionable benefits of such interventions,” he said.
“This published critique has pulled the foundation out from under guidelines used by major organizations pushing for transgender interventions.”
The new study, titled ““The Myth of ‘Reliable Research’ in Pediatric Gender Medicine: A critical evaluation of the Dutch Studies- and research that has followed,” was published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
Per the report, “no other pediatric intervention of similarly drastic nature has ever been delivered at a scale based on such low quality of evidence.”
The authors also called their findings “a sobering reminder that the history of medicine is replete with examples of ‘cures’ which turned out to be far more harmful than the ‘disease.’”
Perhaps most disturbingly, ACPeds noted that the vast bulk of real evidence opposes surgical or hormonal treatment for “gender dysphoria” in favor of far less radical treatment.
“Extensive, decades-long published evidence has shown that returning to the biological integrity of the body occurs in the vast majority of gender dysphoric patient,” ACPeds concluded.