A California doctor discovered that "government-funded research" now permits doctors to administer "cross-sex hormones" in children as young as 8 years old.
What are the details?
Dr. Michael Laidlaw, an endocrinologist, filed several Freedom of Information Act requests to research the findings, and discovered that in "2017, they lowered the minimum age for cross-sex hormones from 13 [years] to 8 [years]."
Laidlaw presented his findings during a panel discussion Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
The panel, "The Medical Harms of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children," discussed the dangers of administering such treatments to young children.
"Imagine giving 9-year-old girls testosterone," Laidlaw said. "They are in third or fourth grade. This is unbelievable, but this is going on."
The panelists and attendees screened a video featuring Dr. Ilana Sherer and Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy — both of whom treat trans kids — who discussed how such treatments work on adolescents.
According to The Christian Post, "Sherer explained that puberty blockers are given to children at age 8 or 9, when they are in third and fourth grades. Olson-Kennedy is doing a 5-year study, for which she has received a $5.7 million National Institutes of Health research grant, and in one of her publications, it shows that mastectomies have been done on girls as young as 13. In the clip Laidlaw showed, Olson-Kennedy is seen on tape insisting adolescents have the capacity to make life-altering decisions, including to have their breasts removed."
In the video, Sherer appears to shrug off the ordeal of having a mastectomy at such a young age.
"[H]ere's the other thing about chest surgery," she adds. "If you want breasts at a later point in your life, you can go and get them."
Laidlaw said that such early treatment is wreaking havoc on children, prompting further gender confusion and stunted — or malformed — physiological growth.
"Under the nebulous concept of 'gender identity,' children as young as 8 are receiving injections for gender transition treatment," Laidlaw said. "The phrase was defined in a recent court case as a person's 'core internal sense' of their own gender and that it was the 'primary factor' in determining their sex, not biology."
He added that the "research" is nothing more than scientific and medical experimentation on children.
"We are ignoring the voices of desisters and people who have come out of this and recognize their sex," Laidlaw explained, "and the NIH is allowing unethical research to be conducted on adolescents, in my opinion."
Others on the panel included a former transgender activist and a mother whose daughter identified as transgender. Both parties spoke out on the dangers of encouraging transgenderism in children.
Walt Heyer, the trans activist who recently announced that the media and doctors misled him to believe that the answer to gender dysphoria was a transition, extensively addressed the dangers of young transition.
Heyer — a male who previously lived as a woman — revealed that many people aiming to transition have been sexually abused as children.
"Over 50 percent of the people that I've worked with — hundreds of people that I've worked with over the last 10 years — were sexually abused boys who were abused at a young age," Heyer revealed, explaining that many of those people believe that the only way to "cure" themselves from their gender confusion is to "cut off their genitalia and become female."
"In their mind, that is their defense mechanism for sexual abuse," he explained.
"We are manufacturing transgender kids," Heyer added. "We are manufacturing their depression, their anxiety, and turned [it] into a huge industry that people are profiting from after kids' lives are completely torn apart."
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