Alarmingly, a growing number of children struggling to embrace their God-given sex are being pressured to “transition” to the opposite biological sex at a very young age.
According to the best studies, 80-95 percent of children with gender dysphoria will come to identify with and embrace their biological sex if they receive help and support. But transgender activists and politicized medical organizations have instead pushed referring children for invasive, harmful forms of “treatment,” including off-label use of puberty blockers, administering cross-sex hormones, and even surgeries.
These “treatments” can lead to long-term damage, irreversible harms, and additional risks. They also distract from necessary treatment — a study found that of patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria, 62.7 percent had at least one co-occurring disorder and 33 percent had a major depressive disorder.
In addition to the risks, the “transition” fails to improve quality of life. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concluded that the four best studies did not find any clinically significant changes or differences after reassignment surgery.
European countries, which fell down the rabbit hole before the United States, are recognizing their error and backtracking. The United Kingdom’s former hub for transgender intervention is shutting down amid a class action lawsuit by 1,000 families.
Now is the time for Kentucky to protect its children from this evil practice by passing HB 470.
HOUSE BILL 470 TALKING POINTS
- Bodily mutilation & hormone experimentation violate the first duty of medicine — Do No Harm.
— Genital mutiliation violates KY and U.S. law, while also being deemed unethical by the World Health Organization & United Nations.
—Puberty blockers are being used off-label and cross-sex hormones can cause long-term, irreversible harm.
- Historical evidence and studies confirm no clinically significant improvement in quality of life after “transition.”