Sometimes a major cultural moment can be traced to just one headline. That appears to be the case with the recent edition of Scientific American Mind, “Young and Transgender: How Best to Help Them Thrive.”
At least three medical avenues are suggested: hormone suppression, hormone replacement, and gender reassignment surgery. And not for teenagers. For children, even at ages seven or eight-years-old.
Nonetheless, the article admits, “Among children under the age of about 12 who cross-identify”—in terms of how they dress and behave—“only a minority will continue to see themselves as transgender after puberty.” That’s an astounding statement.
The American College of Pediatricians has provided some much-needed and refreshing clarity. They announce, “Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.”
Here you have moral sanity that has been so lacking among so many.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/259870723″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]