A group of doctors is speaking out against medically affirming trans kids! But let’s dig in a little bit and find out who these people are and why they might be saying this. drlaidlaw.com/site/gender-sa…
Five doctors signed this letter.
That’s in contrast to the 2,617 scientists who signed this other letter in support of gender identity: not-binary.org/statement/
But should the opinions of these five hold more water than all those other professionals? Who are they, anyway?
He cancelled his nearly 4-decades long membership with the AAP due to their pro-LGBT stance. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016…
But from what I can find on him, he’s never treated a patient for gender dysphoria. I’d love to be proven wrong, though, since experience means a lot.
Again, having actual experience with trans tweens and teens is important when making claims about their healthcare. Like, VERY important.
Yes, he wants to keep it around. Which, as we know, has been proven extremely harmful. Here’s his statement on the matter: therapyequality.org/testimony-andr…
Are there risks? Yes. Those of us who sign the papers for these treatments know this. But there are far greater risks to NOT affirming trans kids. Like suicide.
As affirming parents & medical professionals, we’re doing the right thing.
And being a doctor doesn’t make you immune to bigotry, either. Doctors are human too.
I’m not convinced my child and I are the ones being mislead by a “dangerous ideology”.