The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) are demanding that the Department of Justice investigate and arrest anyone who opposes administering harmful puberty blockers to children and performing surgical mutilations on them.
The three organizations sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland insisting that statements not affirming that a child’s “gender identity” can be changed must be censored.
The organizations insist that “disinformation” regarding “evidence-based gender-affirming health care” must be blocked and people who spread it should be prosecuted for inciting threats, intimidation, and violence against medical professionals.
The letter said, “These coordinated attacks threaten federally protected rights to health care for patients and their families. The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a few high-profile users on social media share false and misleading information targeting individual physicians and hospitals, resulting in a rapid escalation of threats, harassment, and disruption of care across multiple jurisdictions. Our organizations have called on technology companies to do more to prevent this practice on digital platforms, and we now urge your office to take swift action to investigate and prosecute all organizations, individuals, and entities responsible.”
The three organizations are also calling on Big Tech companies Twitter, TikTok and Meta “to do more to prevent coordinated campaigns of disinformation” and “take bolder action when false information is shared about specific institutions and physicians.”
“Our organizations are dedicated to the health and well-being of all children and adolescents. We are committed to the full spectrum of patient care–from prevention to critical care. We stand with the physicians, nurses, mental health specialists, and other health care professionals providing evidence-based health care, including gender-affirming care, to children and adolescents.”
However, the idea that children can change their gender, whether through puberty blockers, chemical castration or any other means, is not only delusional but medical fraud.
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote, “Sex ‘reassignment’ doesn’t work. It’s impossible to ‘reassign’ someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially.
Dr. Paul McHugh, the university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, wrote, “Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future.”
The “sex reassignment” surgery marketin the United States was valued at $1.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.23 percent from 2022 to 2030. Despite “the minimum age of 18 as eligibility” to undergo these procedures, anecdotal reports show that surgeons have performed them on children younger than 18 years.
The letter from the AAP, AMA and CHA seems timely as the profitable “gender business” only increases. In fact, Dr. Michael Biggs, Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford, states that the once-niche practice of “sex change” procedures has become “grossly over-popularized” as the result of positive media coverage. Dr. Biggs, said, “Positive media coverage is known to increase referrals to gender clinics.”
The companies contributing to the market growth are offering advanced and innovative surgical solutions, including tracheal shave (chondrolaryngoplasty), male & female breast reduction, neo-vaginoplasty, and genital remodeling. Some prominent players in the U.S. “sex reassignment” surgery market include: Mount Sinai Health System; Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California; Cedars Sinai; Moein Surgical Arts; Boston Medical Center; Cleveland Clinic; CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery; Plastic Surgery Group Rochester; University of Michigan Health System; and Johns Hopkins University.
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Center for Gender Surgery offers a “full suite of surgical options for transgender teens and young adults,” listing chest reconstructions, breast augmentations, facial harmonizations, vaginoplasties, metoidioplasties, phalloplasties, “and other gender affirmation surgeries to eligible patients.” The hospital is also willing to perform chest surgery on minors as young as 15 years old if they meet certain requirements. Recently the hospital claimed that criticisms and “attacks” on clinicians and staff were fueled by “misinformation and a lack of understanding and respect for our transgender community,” before removing videos detailing the surgical “sex change” procedures and updating its website to say that genital surgeries are only performed on individuals 18 and older.
Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, New York, offers a promotional video for gender transition, featuring a mother who transitioned her child, as well as providers who claim that trans children know they are in the wrong body for “their whole lives.” The video, which is now private on the website, encourages parents to transition their children as early as eight years old.
The hospital states that it “has services available to aid families, youth, and young adults who identify as transgender, gender fluid, or have other questions or concerns about their gender” and that “children are first aware of their own gender at around age two, and transgender children may insist that they are of the opposite gender and desire toys and clothing that are typically assigned to the opposite gender.”
Golisano Children’s Hospital offers cross-gender hormones, stopping natural puberty, mental health, surgeries, fertility services, and social work. Fertility services are necessary in a gender clinic, because the drugs and surgeries will likely result in sterility, meaning that a teen will have to freeze their eggs or sperm in order to eventually attempt IVF either in a partner or a surrogate before being able to have children of their own.
There is also recent movement on the legal front to increase this medical fraud on children.
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that would effectively make California a sanctuary state for minors seeking life-altering surgeries and hormones. A new ordinance in Chicago declares the city a “sanctuary” for “bodily autonomy” which includes forbidding government agencies and staff from preventing the genital and chemical mutilation of children. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction blocking enforcement of an Arkansas law banning physicians from providing “gender transition procedures to any individual under eighteen years of age” or referring “any individual under eighteen years of age to any healthcare professional for gender transition procedures.”
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Medical violence against children must stop. These so-called medical professionals are profiting from the mutilation of children, and they are more concerned about those dollars than the health and welfare of young people.”