American College of Pediatricians speaks truth on transgenderism

The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is a not-for-profit national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals, for scientific and educational purposes. Founded in 2002. ACP’s mission is promote the health and well-being of children with sound policy and assisting parents and influencing society with the best available research. ACP currently has members in 47 states, and several countries outside of the US.
Among ACP’s core values is this — that the ACP “recognizes that there are absolutes and scientific truths that transcend relative social considerations of the day.”
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True to that core value, the American College of Pediatricians has issued the following statement of position on transgenderism, the Left’s political fad de jure, making it clear that transgenderism is a psychological disorder that has no basis in biology. Whatever “transgenders” imagine themselves to be, they remain biologically fully male or female.
(Note: ACP supplied the bold emphasis; I supplied the red color and the bracketed comments.)

Gender Ideology Harms Children

The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.
(1) Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.
(2) No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.
(3) A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.
(4) Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.
(5) According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
(6) Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer. [Note: cross-sex hormones are more often referred to as “sex-change hormones,” which of course do no such thing because one’s sex is determined by one’s XX or XY chromosomes.]
(7) Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health? [Note: “Sex-reassignment surgery” is another misnomer because that surgery does not “reassign” or change one’s sex, which is determined by a person’s XX or XY chromosomes. All that the surgery does is body mutilation.]
(8) Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.
Michelle A. Cretella, M.D.
President of the American College of Pediatricians
Quentin Van Meter, M.D.
Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Paul McHugh, M.D.
University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital
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~Eowyn

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Amen! (Watch, SEIU and/or Georg Soros– or some other Leftist flakes– will try to take over ACP and make then change their position now.)

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I second Anonymous’s “Amen!” Dr. Eowyn,
this article below echoes the same sentiments about children in britain…IMHO while they are rejecting Christ they are also treating children as social experiments and the parents are gullible and ignorant
“Number of British kids treated for gender confusion jumped 1000% in last five years”
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/british-kids-treated-for-gender-confusion-jumped-1000-in-last-five-years?utm_source=LifePetitions+petition+signers&utm_campaign=043839c3c0-Update_to_Duggar_list3_18_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5c75ce940-043839c3c0-397824133
absolutely ridiculous! what is wrong with people these days?!

josephbc69
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While I can empathise & be sympathetic to a degree to those who feel uncomfortable w/themselves as they are, I cannot see how going 180 degrees opposite as any kind of a ‘solution’ or resolution. Rather it indicates to me that there are spiritual-psychological-emotional needs that must be addressed, NOT by surgery or sexual chemistry. Having male, female, same-sex, and bisexual roles for humans should cover the entire spectrum of reality, as far as I’m concerned; life is already too complicated by that many. I do NOT want my tax dollars to support ‘sex re-assignment surgery’ or other abusive procedures… Read more »

Dan
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What we are witnessing is the, so far, closest thing to the human sacrifice of America’s children this government and its MSM dare go at this point. Vigilant Citizen has been documenting the entertainment and fashion industries’ transition from the sexual exploitation, through sexual degradation, to now the simulated, sadistic, sexual mutilation of America’s young women. Recall that Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint was lauded by American Jewry precisely because he fantasized, at the limit back then, of “shtupping” little Catholic school girls in uniform as a way of destroying their fathers. With so little backlash from the lamestream conservative movement,… Read more »

DCG
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The left don’t deal with facts…just feeeeelings. It’s a messed up world.

CalGirl
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My-O-My-O…..I’ve written of this before…but, this year, in ONE class of 33 kids in a middle school, I have THREE extremely troubled kids who are not YET age 13: a little girl who claims to be “co-parented” by 2 lesbians, told me today that she is a “he-she.” I wont’ go on about this, but almost in the same breath “she” also told me about having a crush on a boy…… Then, there is the girl whose mother married a lesbian/trans-gender (can’t figure this one out) and she took a week off of school when the lesbian lover of her… Read more »

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Glenn47

After all this, add this to the confusion. In Samoa and other French Polynesian cultures, it is acceptable to raise young male babies as female. They are dresses as girls, even if they have never had feminine tendencies. Many are raised that way. If the family already has too many women and tubs they are raised as girls to help with the women’s work. Most grow up to marry women. They are called fa’affine in Samoa. I have personally crossed paths with about five of them. Some have absolutely no feminine attributes at all. They are never pit through the… Read more »

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mainequeen

Amen!

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Lophatt
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Amen, and again…..AMEN! Yes. That wasn’t so hard, was it? Now the backlash can begin. “I want to be a unicorn! I want to be a beautiful butterfly! I want to be a Gnu, how do you do? I suppose it is hard to compete against fantasy when harsh reality is sometimes so unforgiving and absolute. Still, I don’t have much patience left any longer with these fantasists. Frankly, it’s NOT ok to want to screw cats. It’s even worse to demand that everyone applaud cat diddlers. Some of us here recognize that this is all part and parcel of… Read more »

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Lophatt

Until recently, this was not a “political” issue. In fact, it was a non-issue. In my mind it still is and should forever remain so. How is it that a cabal decides to push this erroneous belief and manages to actually get all this passionate agreement for it? I do not have percentages for this, but if it were possible to get legitimate statistics I would imagine that those who genuinely struggle with this would be a very small number indeed. In fact, those in that number should be encouraged to seek psychological help, not “reassignment”. This is a fad.… Read more »

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