A recent McLaughlin & Associates poll of likely voters revealed that 75 percent of Americans who have an opinion on the issue believe that “the transgender movement has gone too far by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the opposite sex.”
69 percent of those who have an opinion say that the increase in transgenderism among underage minors “is the result of them being influenced to question their gender due to social media and other cultural influences.”
Alarmingly, evidence suggests that public schools are one of those cultural influences increasing transgenderism among our children. The transgender movement has built a whole infrastructure in schools designed to persuade and help children to change their gender identity without their parents’ knowledge.
Governor Beshear has even brought that radical ideology and those extremist tactics into Kentucky schools, using the Kentucky Department of Education to intimidate and twist the arms of those who dissent.
70 percent of voters who have an opinion on the issue believe that “the medical industry promoting gender transition for young children is motivated by financial gain.” There is good reason for this belief…
A doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was caught on tape encouraging the university to pursue gender transition surgeries because they were “huge money makers” — the procedures often cost $100,000.
There are also detransitioners who are suing doctors for breaching the standard of care and gross misdiagnosis.
The major gender transition clinic in Europe, Travistock, has shut down over concerns it was unsafe for children and rapid studies on the effects of puberty blockers have been ordered. The clinic is also facing a mass lawsuit from at least 1,000 children and their families.
Puberty blockers earned a warning label from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July, after six minors (ages 5-12) suffered severe symptoms.
At their 2021 conference, 80 percent of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) members supported a resolution calling for “more debate and discussion of the risks, benefits, and uncertainties inherent in the practice of medically transitioning minors,” but that discussion has not happened. Earlier this year, the AAP allegedly stifled debate on an internal proposal to undergo a “systematic review of evidence and policy update for management of pediatric gender dysphoria.”
The transgender movement and Governor Beshear have gone too far in targeting our children. Kentucky’s General Assembly must take action during the upcoming session to protect our children from this harm.