• Shot Across Bow of Sketchy American Academy of Pediatrics: We’re Watching You …

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    Surge Summary: The American Academy of Pediatrics is allegedly reviewing evidence of effects of “gender-affirming care” on minors. Doubts remain about whether this organization can/will conduct an exhaustive, objective examination of these “treatments’” consequences on young people’s lives – or if it will only be another cover-up.

    by The Ruth Institute

    The American Academy of Pediatrics announced plans to review evidence on “gender-affirming care” for minors. Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D, remarked, “The AAP should be on notice: We are watching. Will the re-assessment seriously examine the effects of cross-sex hormones and ‘gender reassignment surgery’ on children, or will it be just another cover-up?”

    Morse noted: “A whistle-blower in MaineHealth, one of the largest health care systems in the state, revealed that children taking cross-sex drugs are increasingly showing up in emergency rooms with mental health crises, including psychotic breaks. Will such observers be among the witnesses in the ‘transparent and inclusive’ process the AAP promises?”

    “Despite its name, there’s nothing academic about the American Academy of Pediatrics. It’s essentially a trade association whose primary purpose is representing its members’ interests, not the welfare of patients.”

    Dr. Quentin Van Meter, immediate past president of the American College of Pediatricians, said, “The AAP will probably cherry-pick the research it likes and ignore the rest. It has dug a big hole which will become a sinkhole for years to come.”

    The AAP may be reacting to the mounting evidence of harm the current gender dysphoria protocol has caused. In recent a congressional testimony, de-transitioner Chloe Cole spoke of the agony the medical establishment put her through, with puberty blockers starting at age 12, and later a double mastectomy – leaving scars on her body and psyche.

    In a Ruth Institute interview, Cole revealed she was a “pretty happy kid” though with body image issues and normal adolescent insecurities. “I would have grown out of it,” she lamented. “It was just a phase, as cliché as that sounds.”

    “Will the AAP hear from victims like Chloe? Or will they limit their testimonies to those with a vested interest in the status quo?” Morse asked.

    “Let’s face it, doctors and clinics are making huge amounts of money on ‘gender-affirming care.’ Once embarked on this path, the patient is hooked for life. He or she will need to keep taking hormones and may need more surgeries. That’s not cheap.”

    “There’s a lot at stake here, besides money. The AAP has consistently assured policymakers and insurers that its recommendations are based on science. I sincerely hope the AAP will admit it was wrong,” Morse said. “But I’m not holding my breath.”

    See also the Ruth Institute’s Transgender Resource Center and the Transgender Playlist for further science and testimonies against the trans ideology.

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    The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

    Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse has a Ph.D. in economics and has taught at Yale and George Mason University. She is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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