This is absurd.
Our government makes us wait until we're 18 to risk our lives at war for this country. They make us wait until 21 to drink alcohol.
But when it comes to life altering, irreversible puberty blockers, well…
It's so hard to tell these days if these things are coming from malice or simple incompetence.
Either way, here's the scoop:
Healthcare providers connected with the Department of Defense (DoD) argued in favor of the so-called "gender-affirming" model of care for children with gender dysphoria, Fox News first reported.
The providers advocated for "gender-affirming health care, such as puberty suppression and affirming hormones," in the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health, also going on to claim that "youths … have an inherent ability and right to consent to gender-affirming therapy."
The authors — David A. Klein, Thomas Baxter, Noelle S. Larson, and clinical psychologist, Natasha A. Schvey, PhD — called for the military to train providers with the so-called "gender-affirming" model of care. They did, however, acknowledge that 53 percent of physicians associated with the military through the DoD health system have stated that they would refuse to provide hormones.
Good for those 53 percent of physicians!
Why the Department of Defense is chiming in on gender-affirming care is beyond me. I mean, sure, they provide care to military children, but I just can't see it being this much of an issue that they have to announce it like this.
And not only do the doctors promote hormone blockers, they actually think it's a bad thing if you don't use them.
The authors also argued that it is unethical for providers to wait to see if a patient grows out of gender dysphoria. The paper reads:
Some well-intentioned military-affiliated clinicians may not be aware that a ‘watchful waiting' approach has a different risk profile than a gender-affirmative approach (which allows for gender identity exploration), and that ‘conversion therapy' is unethical, harmful, and generally illegal.
It's one thing to promote this stuff. It's another to villainize those who do not participate.
They went so far as to claim 7-year-olds can make their own medical decisions.
Yup, this is the way the world is headed, folks.
If you don't participate in the mutilation of children, you're anti-science.
The flippin' Pentagon says so!
Ladies and gentlemen, I mean this in the most serious way…
HIDE YO KIDS!
I'll leave you with a little pushback from a real doctor:
[Dr. Stanley] Goldfarb, who blasted the article as "propaganda," stated that "Just because a child states that they understand the implications of gender transitioning does not mean that they can conceive of their future regrets."
He also went on to add:
These physicians should exam the literature and face the reality that the reason that Finland, Norway, Denmark, and the U.K. have opted to severely restrict the use of puberty blockers and sex-characteristic altering hormones is that we have little if any evidence that we are not hurting more children that we are helping.
Yeah, good luck getting these people to "face reality."
They're well beyond that point.