The United States is the “most permissive country” for legal and medical gender transition of children, according to a new study.
The report, released on Monday by Do No Harm, a group that seeks to insulate the health care profession from “radical, diverse, and discriminatory ideology,” compared the United States with 11 Northern and Western European countries on metrics including legal requirements to change gender; provisions for medical transition; the minimum age for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones; and the number of youth gender clinics.
“In a sharp departure from the gender affirmation model employed in the United States, these countries now discourage automatic deference to a child’s self-declarations on the grounds that the risks outweigh the benefits, while also calling for months-long psychotherapy sessions to address co-occurring mental health problems,” the report states. “Notably, in the United Kingdom, the Cass Review attributed the lack of safeguards for children at the largest pediatric gender center to the ‘affirmative model,’ which ‘originated in the USA.’”
Read more at The Epoch Times.
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