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U.S. Alone as Outlier in Transgender ‘Care’ for Children Among Western Nations

U.S. Alone as Outlier in Transgender ‘Care’ for Children Among Western Nations

( – The United States is leading the charge among Western countries in that it provides such treatments for children who identify as transgender.

Because of this, scientists are growing concerned about the consequences of body-altering therapies.

Puberty-blocking medications and early sex reassignment surgeries, which many Democratic politicians refer to as “gender-affirming care” for “trans kids,” may not lessen psychological distress and may have long-term and irreversible effects that young children are unable to consider when making decisions.

Monday’s Wall Street Journal article stated:

“The U.S. is becoming an outlier among many Western nations in the way its national medical institutions treat children suffering from distress over gender identity.

For years, the American healthcare industry has staunchly defended medical interventions for transgender minors.

This includes puberty blockers, which suppress the physical changes of adolescence as a treatment for those distressed over their gender.

The European medical community, by contrast, is expressing doubts about that approach.

Having allowed these treatments for years, five countries—the U.K., Sweden, Finland, Norway, and France—now urge caution in their use for minors, stressing a lack of evidence that the benefits outweigh the risks.

This month, the U.K.’s publicly funded National Health Service limited the use of puberty blockers to clinical trials, putting the drugs beyond the reach of most children.”

The White House has criticized Republican efforts to limit access to medications and surgery for “trans kids.” Both California and New York have evolved into “sanctuary states” for kids who go there to receive such care.

In the presence of U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak earlier this month, President Joe Biden stated:

“[W]e have some hysterical and, I would argue, prejudiced people who are engaged in all of what you see going on around the country. It’s — it’s an appeal to fear and an appeal that is totally, thoroughly unjustified and ugly.

It’s wrong that a person can be married in the morning in the United States and fired in the afternoon by their employer because they are gay.

It’s wrong that the violence and hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people are rising. It’s wrong that extreme officials are pushing hateful bills targeting transgender children, terrifying families, and criminalizing doctors.”

A few days later, the U.K. prohibited transgender medical care for kids. The White House had trouble explaining this development.

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