Debate Over Child Gender Transition Sparks Controversy Among Medical Experts

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Posted 3 days ago

A coalition of pediatricians, health policy groups, and conservative organizations, led by the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) and called "Doctors Protecting Children," are urging mainstream American medical associations to stop supporting "gender-affirming care" for transgender youths. They argue that medical decisions should not be solely based on a child's self-professed gender identity and that current treatments for gender dysphoria may be harmful.

They reference studies and reports to support their claims, including the controversial Cass Review which questions the efficacy of transgender medical procedures for children. The coalition calls on major medical associations to cease promoting social affirmation, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries for children and adolescents experiencing distress over their biological sex.