ER Editor: On the topic of transgender issues, we HIGHLY recommend anything by Richie Herron (aka TullipR – Twitter). Richie is a young man from the north of England who went through the entire process, including full surgery, to become a woman. He thoroughly regrets it and pulls no punches in explaining the barbarity of what the life-changing surgery has done to him in painfully clear detail. He says he has been ‘medicalised’. What he and others have made crystal clear is how youth expressing these types of concerns about ‘gender’ are almost always people with psychological problems, where the surgery and drugs change nothing useful except to leave them with additional, medical problems. Sweden has also recognized, as indicated below, that children are identifying with issues and problems that they are being bombarded with in their social environment. In other words, the adults around them are giving them ideas about what troubles them that isn’t necessarily based on the child’s reality.
Kudos to Sweden for protecting such people. They haven’t been impressive on immigration, but have been on approaches to Covid and now transgender ideology (for that’s what it is).
Sweden Ditches Barbaric ‘Gender-Affirming’ Care for Kids
The new guidelines are a significant departure from the guidelines Sweden adopted in 2015, which were based on radical recommendations from the activist World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Sweden changed its guidelines because there wasn’t enough reliable scientific evidence to support the WPATH guidelines. The NBHW also cited the growing number of incidents of detransitioning.
“Although the prevalence of detransition is still unknown, the knowledge that it occurs and that gender confirming treatment thus may lead to a deteriorating of health and quality of life (i.e. harm), is important for the overall judgment and recommendation,” the new guidelines explain.
This stands in stark contrast to the attitudes of the current administration in the United States. Dr. Richard “Rachel” Levine, Joe Biden’s assistant secretary for health, claims that “there is no argument” about “gender-affirming care” among pediatricians and doctors who specialize in adolescents. Biden also wants taxpayers to foot the bill for gender transitions of kids.
Another factor that played a role in Sweden’s decision to ditch WPATH’s guidelines was the sharp rise in the number of young people with gender dysphoria for no clear reason, especially among teenage girls who had never had gender distress before.
WPATH has been denounced by an international group of mental health professionals, public health scientists, and allied organizations and individuals for its “adherence to ideological views unsupported by evidence, its exclusion of ethical concerns, and its mischaracterization of basic science.”
Featured image: https://eu.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2016/12/15/transgender-health-care/95306212/
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