Pediatric endocrinologists are sounding the alarm about a “diabolical” push to put children confused about their bodies on puberty suppressants and hormone blockers like Lupron to change their physical sex. According to Drs. Paul Hruz, Michael Laidlaw and Quentin Van Meter, Lupron, a hormonal agent that’s employed to fight prostate cancer in men and to treat sex offenders, is now being injected into children who suffer from gender dysphoria. The drug has never been green-lighted for that purpose, nor have there been any peer-reviewed studies done on the drug’s long-term physical and psychological side effects on children.
Lupron and synthetic hormones are ravaging their developing bodies, altering their psyches, and putting them on a pathway to permanent sterilization, these doctors say. Many of the long-term repercussions will not be felt for years. At present, these endocrinologists are struggling to be published, and many in the medical field remain unaware of what is going on in transgender clinics across the nation. Hruz, an associate professor of paediatrics and endocrinology was asked, how it was possible that a high-powered drug like Lupron can be given to a dysphoric child given the lack of governmental approval for that purpose.
Hruz explained “There’s a lot we don’t know about this form of intervention. It’s often claimed that medical blockade of puberty allows a child more time to sort out issues of their gender identity, that it alleviates dysphoria in affected children, and makes it easier if they choose to go on and get other treatments, namely sex change surgery. “But among the many problems with that approach is that a normal developmental process is interrupted. Even if the hormone treatment is stopped after administering it for a few years and the normal signals for puberty resume, it’s impossible to go back in time.”
When used to suppress the normally-timed pubertal processes the drug actually causes a pathological condition. “So what transgender activists are saying is contradictory from what we know about normal development,” Hruz said. Clear evidence exists that the drug influences bone density. During adolescence and teenage years, youth accumulate bone mass, which is important for the rest of one’s life. “There is conflicting information about how much of that bone density can be gained back” after going off the drug. Strong ideological influences driving this entire paradigm cannot be ignored, Hruz said.
“Physicians prescribing this treatment are doing so believing that it’s benefiting patients, but are simply not looking at the evidence and are willing to dismiss the evidence when contrary to the prevailing politically correct narrative” he said. Overwhelming evidence exists that the vast majority of affected children will spontaneously realign their gender identity with biological sex when left alone,” Hruz said.
“There have been few physicians willing to stand up and say, ‘We need to question this, there is something wrong here. Why are we using cancer drugs on kids without cancer and stopping normal puberty?” he said.
Source: The Christian Post