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July-August 2016 – The American College of Pediatricians has given a professional medical verdict: Sex change ideology is child abuse. ACP is an organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals who provide care primarily for infants, children, or adolescents
Among other facts, the ACP report points out that sexuality is an objective biological trait, and everyone is born with a distinct biological gender.
Identification of oneself as male or female is a psychological trait, and gender dysphoria – confusion over one’s gender – is a recognized mental disorder that should be
treated as such.
Chemical and surgical impersonation of another biological sex is dangerous to health and a child’s future ability to function normally in their biological sex.
As many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls accept their biological sex after puberty without any intervention.
“The college maintains it is abusive to promote this ideology,” the report concludes, “first and foremost for the wellbeing of the gender dysphoric children themselves, and secondly for all their non-gender-discordant peers, many of whom will subsequently question their own gender identity, and face violations of their right to bodily privacy and safety.”
illinoisfamily.org, 3/18/16; acpeds.org, 4/6/16