College of Pediatricians Slams Flawed Science of ‘Gender-Affirming Care’

College of Pediatricians Slams Flawed Science of ‘Gender-Affirming Care’


The refreshingly sensible American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has urged their fellow physicians to reject the harmful protocols informing so-called “gender-affirming care.”

We call upon the medical professional organizations of the United States “to follow the science and their European professional colleagues and immediately stop the promotion of social affirmation, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries for children and adolescents who experience distress over their biological sex,” writes the ACP in a joint declaration titled “Doctors Protecting Children.”

A number of U.S.-based medical organizations still base their protocols for treating gender dysphoria on the “demonstrably flawed” Standards of Care developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Declaration notes.

The Declaration specifically calls out the American Academy of Pediatrics, the

Continue reading


 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!