It's one thing when adults experiencing gender dysphoria decide to “transition” to live as the other gender through hormone treatments, operations and makeovers. But what happens when kids say they’re transgender and think they're ready for hormones that will disrupt their normal growth?
Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, spent 17 years as a general pediatrician with a focus on child behavioral health. She talked about gender dysphoria on today’s show to explain what being dosed with hormones does to kids who aren't old enough to know their own minds yet.
Schools are starting to teach students from a young age that they can easily switch from one gender to the other.
“It is outrageous; it is terrifying for these young children; it’s a lie,” Cretella said.
Here are more facets of the debate covered in this clip:
- Why denying the existence of gender is truly anti-science
- What hormone treatments do to kids’ bodies
- Why allowing kids to go through normal, healthy puberty is the best option
- How we can actually help children experiencing gender dysphoria