In his great work, The Death of Christ, James Denny says essentially that we “realize our incapacity for self-realization when we are left to ourselves.” Our youth have been taught nothing about man’s origins in God and that people are little more than valueless. They have nothing with which to resolve their questions about themselves!
America aborts babies like they are flies to be killed, so who can convince TG-obsessed kids that they have worth just as they are? It is hard for them to come to terms with liking how they were created, if the fact of their creation by God is no longer espoused as truth in our culture. They have nothing absolute and true on which to hinge their existence and being.
When school boards enact rules that open bathrooms, showers and changing areas to TG students, they do it to allay their ‘gender dysphoria’ and to reduce discrimination against them. They do it out of concern for TG students and also to avoid pressure and being called names by the media. Little do board members realize that they are encouraging in those kids a life-style that leads to more drastic changes in their lives that are often irreversible and regretted.
Most treatment of children with ‘gender dysphoria’ is done through counseling and other forms of psychological therapy, not medical or surgical intervention simply because the majority of those kids don’t have the condition once they reach puberty (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/stages-of-puberty-what-happens-to-boys-and-girls). Psychological support helps dysphoric kids and their families deal with the emotional distress of the condition without resorting to more drastic treatments (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/treatment).
Research confirms that many children with ‘gender dysphoria’ do not end up being adults with gender dysphoria (Canadian Psychological Association, 2013). The American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology concedes that “75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress.”
But what about students who enter puberty and adolescence still compelled by ‘gender dysphoria?’ Giving them privileges to use their gender identified bathrooms, for instance, does not relieve their dysphoria in most cases. Instead, as they grow into their teens they move on to medical and/or surgical treatments that are more permanent.
Persons with the diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria’ used to have to wait until adulthood to take sex-altering hormones to ‘change,’ or to have Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). Now, through their physician kids as young as eight can be privy to a medication called Lupron that halts puberty until the child determines which gender s/he prefers. Lupron ordinarily is used with children who begin puberty at too young an age; the drug stops that development temporarily until the child is age-appropriate for puberty.
Data published by the FDA show “between 2012 and June 30, 2019 over 40,764 adverse reactions to the drug, Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron) that blocks hormones. Those reactions included 6,370 deaths” (https://www.dailywire.com/news/transgender-puberty-blocking-drug-linked-to-thousands-of-deaths-fda-data-reveals). The article goes on to say that although the FDA has NOT approved using Lupron for the purpose of halting puberty in TG youth until they are sure what gender they prefer, it is being prescribed anyway.
If and when a child decides to go TG, Lupron is halted and sex hormones are administered that promote the secondary sex characteristics of their ‘gender identity.’ In plain and simplistic terms, that translates to: boys receive estrogen to block testosterone and prevent masculine genital and facial changes and voice deepening, and to feminize them. Girls are given testosterone to block estrogen and the secondary changes that develop femininity, and to give rise to secondary male characteristics.
Michael Laidlaw, a California endocrinologist (that’s an MD, folks), questions giving testosterone to gender-confused girls as young as eight when ‘gender dysphoria’ really is a psychological disorder that should be given psychological care. He said that once hormone therapy is started, it does become an endocrine condition. What is worse is that government-funded research allows such young children to be started on hormones: the NIH is behind this sort of guinea pig treatment of our youth!
Laidlaw went on to say the whole thing is an experiment on our children. “The NIH is allowing unethical research to be conducted on adolescents, in my opinion.” This is happening while facts deplore the disabling effects of the hormones and surgery on our children.
The discussion about transgenderism continues with Part 4.
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— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance