Walking back their position on ‘gender affirming care’

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from TPPF,

What to know: Some European countries are walking back their position on “gender affirming” care for children struggling with their gender identity.

The TPPF take: There is no conclusive evidence that these procedures actually help children who are struggling with their gender identity.

“Emerging research shows that the use of these puberty blockers and hormones in children carry significant risks and long-term side effects,” says TPPF’s Andrew Brown. “The United States should take to heart the lessons learned by countries like Finland and Sweden and prioritize proven alternatives like professional mental health counseling to help young boys and girls cope with their feelings of dysphoria, anxiety, and depression rather than pushing the false promise that a magic pill will make everything better.”

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