Amid reports citing medical experts encouraging doctors to ask adolescents and teenagers about their gender identity during office visits, a leading pediatrician is warning people to be aware of gender propaganda.
In an article published in the Journal of Adolescent Health last month, a group of researchers contend that discussions about gender could help doctors know whether young people might benefit from psycho-social and medical support to help them change their gender.
Lead author of the study Dr. Carly Guss of Boston Children’s Hospital told Reuters this week that “[a]sking all patients their gender identity and pronouns creates a gender-affirming environment,” and that there is no way for medical providers to know to offer such services if they do not know if their patients are transgender. The impetus, then, is upon providers to ask the questions. Guss asserts that an estimated 150,000 adolescents in the U.S. identify as transgender today.
Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, explained to the The Christian Post in a Wednesday interview that such inquiries are manipulative tactics that amount to transgender propaganda.
“Gender ideologues, who profit handsomely from what has become an industry, occupy positions of authority in academics, medicine and psychiatry,” she told CP.
“Therefore, graduate students, physicians and therapists are being ‘educated’ to ask open ended questions about gender of all of their pediatric patients. Even parents are being encouraged to do so.”
One such gender ideologue, Diane Ehrensaft, urges parents to teach their two to three-year-old children that having a penis does not make someone a boy and instead encourages them to tell their pre-school children that people know they are a boy or a girl “when their brain tells them what they are,” she continued.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter