Why Doctors are Slamming This Historic Publication

  • 01/06/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
National Geographic might have impressed liberals when it put a nine-year-old transgender child on its cover—but it’s receiving criticism from an unexpected place: pediatricians.

The American College of Pediatricians, which is made up by nearly 1,000 pediatricians who care for infants, children, and teenagers, went after National Geographic—saying they were doing more harm than good by urging children to identify as transgender.

The ACP explained that as many as 98 percent of “gender-confused boys” and 88 percent of “gender-confused boys” eventually come to accept their gender as the one they were born with, once they go through puberty. Meaning that, while some little boys may have more traditionally-feminine interests and some little girls might be tomboys, they eventually become comfortable with their own gender once they’re mature enough.

More explicitly, the ACP added: "Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse."

Dr. Michelle Cretella, the president of the ACP,- added in her own statement that National Geographic was “promoting a political agenda over science and the wellbeing of innocent children” with their cover.

"Affirming so called transgender children means sterilizing them as young as 11 years old,” she continued. "Puberty blockers plus cross-sex hormones causes permanent sterility. And biological girls who 'transition' to male by taking testosterone may have a double mastectomy at age 16."

While transgender issues entered the public consciousness in recent years, it remains highly controversial. But allowing children to change their genders—including irreversible surgery at a young age—is splitting even the medical community.
 Source: AAN
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