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Op-Ed

Opinion: Alberta is right: Children should be protected from transgender procedures

  • February 13, 2024

In Alberta, at least, science and common sense still reign. That’s the reality now that Premier Danielle Smith has prohibited transgender procedures for children. In Alberta, kids under the age of 16 will no longer be eligible to receive puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones, while sex-change surgeries will be limited…

Op-Ed

Most ‘Transgender’ Kids Turn Out to Be Gay

  • December 15, 2023

As a medical professional who happens to be gay, I’ll be celebrating Dec. 15, the 50th anniversary of the American Psychiatric Association’s decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. The longstanding designation was based on prejudice, not medical research, and the revision marked the beginning of the…

Op-Ed

The Weak Evidence Behind ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ for Children

  • July 10, 2023

The Endocrine Society is ignoring the dangers that sex-change treatments pose to minors. Stephen Hammes’s response (Letters, July 5) to our op-ed (“The Endocrine Society’s Dangerous Transgender Politicization,” June 29) proves our point: The Endocrine Society is ignoring the dangers that sex-change treatments pose…

Op-Ed

The Endocrine Society’s Dangerous Transgender Politicization

  • June 28, 2023

A federal court last week struck down an Arkansas law banning the provision of sex-change procedures—off-label “puberty blockers,” opposite-sex hormones and surgery—to minors. In the June 20 ruling, Judge James M. Moody Jr. repeatedly cited the Endocrine Society, the professional organization of physicians who specialize in hormones. He wrote that…