The Daily Mail has published an article about a book being released by an array of health professionals and academics challenging the ethics of the affirmative model used in Britain and rapidly being adopted (see here and here) everywhere in the West.
Their opinions will be highlighted in an upcoming book called Inventing Transgender Children And Young People:
The book warns:
-Doctors are failing to tell young people they are 'sacrificing' their chance to have children by taking powerful sex-change drugs;
-Psychologists are scared to question transgender ideology;
-Clinicians who resist diagnosing children as transgender face accusations of transphobia;
-Britain's only NHS child gender service is failing to acknowledge other reasons for youngsters wanting to change sex, such as autism;
-Teenagers who have 'normal feelings' of discomfort with their bodies are being classified as transgender.
Many worries and negative opinions are expressed by social science, mental health, and medical professionals:
A whistleblower from Britain's only NHS gender clinic for children said: 'I'm really angry at what's happening to these children. What I've witnessed feels incredibly distressing and disturbing and like something that should be stopped.'
The psychiatrist, who last year produced a critical internal report on GIDS which branded the service 'not fit for purpose', further warned: 'Many services have championed the use of medical and surgical intervention with nowhere near sufficient attention to the serious, irreversible damage this can cause and with very disturbingly superficial attitudes to the issue of consent in young children.'
One of the NHS gender specialists said: 'I keep thinking about all of the children, adolescents and families who are being harmed by the one-dimensional discussion and the attack on truth and on thinking and on what we know about adolescent well-being.'
Another added: 'I'm angry with all the grown-ups, all the clever people, all the thoughtful people, who are letting this happen.' One of the issues causing 'turmoil' at the clinic is the prospect that children are being rendered infertile by the medication prescribed for them.
Some of the other comments reflect issues raised by GHQ about medical consequences, the increasing numbers of females coming out as trans, trans activist pressure influencing professionals, and homophobia fueling trans identification.
The Gender Identity Services in Britain denies that they are behaving unethically and that they aren’t properly informing youth about the risks:
Last night a spokesman for GIDS insisted the service took a 'thoughtful and safe approach'. He said an internal review in response to concerns about the clinic's practices had made recommendations to address certain issues.
'However, we strongly refute the blanket and generalised criticisms of the service,' he said.
Manning, S. (2019, July 13). The book that dares to take on transgender myths told to children: Experts reveal psychologists are scared to question transgender ideology, GPs are afraid of being branded transphobic and teens are being wrongly diagnosed. Daily Mail. Retrieved from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7244783/Academics-medical-experts-fears-children-number-seeking-sex-change-operations-sky-rockets.html
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