“Yet again, the Biden administration has chosen to put gender ideology and the demands of radical activists ahead of the wellbeing of children and adolescents. This week, the Department of Justice sued the State of Tennessee over the State’s attempt to stop the harmful and experimental practice of using puberty blockers, hormones, and surgeries on minors who believe they have a gender identity problem. These treatments offer no proven long-term benefits and impose lifelong consequences on young people who cannot comprehend their seriousness – including permanent sterilization, lifetime dependence on pharmaceuticals, bone density loss, and more.
Over the past two years, European governments and medical authorities have carried out reviews of the evidence for “gender-affirming care,” and all of them have concluded that drugs and surgeries are inappropriate for minors in all but the most extraordinary cases. These countries have prohibited or dramatically restricted the cruel “gender affirming” approach – but the Biden administration is doubling down on it.
By prioritizing the demands of gender activists over the medical and psychological evidence, the administration is putting children and adolescents at risk. Do No Harm will do everything we can to stand up for evidence-based medicine, common sense, and the health of the next generation by fighting against gender ideology.”
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb is the chairman of Do No Harm and is a former Professor and Associate Dean for Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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