A top American Pediatrician says transgender ideology has “infiltrated” her field, and is responsible for “large scale child abuse” for what it’s teaching children and parents.
“Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina,” Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians, wrote in a commentary for The Daily Signal on Monday.
“But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us — children — and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community,” she added.
Cretella referred to her 2016 peer reviewed article, “Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate,” which warned that professionals who speak out against gender transition therapy for children find themselves “maligned and out of a job.”
The American College of Pediatricians president said that doctors once treated gender identity issues as a mental illness, but now many in the medical community promote transgenderism as “normal.”
She criticized the transition-affirming view that holds children who “consistently and persistently insist” that they are not the gender they were born with are innately transgender.
Cretella said that such a view leads parents to put their children on puberty blockers, to give them cross-sex hormones, eventually leading to genital reassignment surgeries.
The pediatrician warned that despite the acceptance of this movement in the media, plenty of institutions and professionals in the field disagree with what she described as a “deeply flawed narrative.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov