OCPA Defends Ban on Child Sex-Change Surgeries

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) has joined with medical professionals to defend a new state law that prevents children younger than 18 from being subjected to sex-change surgeries or given puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones.

“No reliable scientific evidence justifies the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries to treat gender dysphoria in minors. To the contrary, such treatments carry harmful lifelong consequences, including infertility, total loss of adult sexual function, and increased risk of several other serious medical conditions,” states an amici curiae brief by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and Do No Harm.

The brief was filed in Peter Poe v. Gentner Drummond, a case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Do No Harm is a group of physicians and healthcare professionals who believe “healthcare should be free from experimental procedures that place political agendas ahead of patient well-being.”

Read more on the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.