Sex change drugs, while not really changing anyone’s gender, come with permanent consequences and under-appreciated health risks.
Dr Lucy Griffin of Bristol Royal Infirmary is speaking out in the U.K. against so-called sex change drugs, which the National Health Service bureaucrats are giving to young children. Dr. Griffin says they fear appearing “transphobic” more than the consequences of children taking these drugs for long periods of time.
Last year this newspaper revealed that 800 children in England who were unhappy being the sex they were born were being given puberty blocking injections.
Some of the children were as young as ten years old.
But Dr Griffin said that such medication was never designed to treat patients who are confused about their gender.
She explained that it was developed to halt ‘precocious puberty’ – a rare condition which causes children under eight or nine to begin going through puberty. ‘Puberty blockers are not designed for the blockage of puberty in healthy adolescents,’ she said.[…]
The 48-year-old said doctors still know very little about the long-term effects of taking puberty blockers over an extended period and added that there was ‘anecdotal data’ these drugs were linked to osteoporosis.
Young people who are prescribed blockers ‘almost always’ progress on to cross sex hormones, once they reach 16.[…]
‘We know that cross sex hormones are associated with permanent infertility,’ she said.
‘Patients are also likely to have impaired sexual function. […]. We think that [transitioning] women are at increased risk of heart disease. We know they are at risk of male pattern baldness and abnormal fat redistribution.’[…]
“Children can’t vote and they can’t leave school, but we are allowing them to make decisions about their fertility and sexual function.”
The story says that Griffin recently spoke at a meeting in Bristol that otherwise featured feminists who don’t appreciate men claiming to be women. Naturally, the group was intimidated by the threat of violence by protesters.
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