Mohler: Young and Transgender: A Response

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.

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