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Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

"Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years?"

Trans youth who receive puberty blockers and then begin hormone replacement therapy still go through puberty, they just get the opportunity to go through the correct puberty for their gender identity. The JAACAP article cited above provides peer-reviewed, scientific evidence that youth who receive hormone blockers and go through puberty according to their gender identity grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. The neurological and long term health damage of forcing trans people to go through the wrong puberty has been well-documented.

"Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles."

Do you have a source for this? I wasn't able to find anything Haiti-specific. Anything that affects hormones can lead to medical complications, including osteoporosis, mental health problems, and other physical side effects. Trans youth who receive puberty blockers and later hormone replacement therapy are monitored by medical professionals. Blood tests are administered regularly to anyone receiving hormone replacement therapy to ensure they do not suffer any adverse side effects. The health care received by trans youth in the US is not comparable to what may have happened in Haiti.

"When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide."

You can't make a comparison between testosterone blockers used to treat hair loss in cis men and hormone replacement therapy administered to trans people. It's completely different. Male-to-female trans people medically lower their testosterone and then replace that hormone with estrogen. The replacement of hormones prevents the chronic fatigue and depression caused by low testosterone. People being treated for hair loss simply lower their testosterone. The monitoring for trans people and cis men being treated for hair loss are two completely different and unrelated things.

"And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens."

Again, which Cambridge study? This is the same thinking used by Ken Zucker, mentioned above, who was fired by the Canadian mental health services for his reparative therapy practices. Current research, the JAACAP article cited above, shows kids who transition are happier and healthier. Sexual orientation and gender identity are also completely separate. This line of reasoning doesn't take into consideration people who transition and become homosexuals, i.e. trans women who are attracted to women, trans men who are attracted to men. Being trans is not an attempt to escape the stigma of homosexuality.

"Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse."

Forcing kids to deny their identity and conform to their gender assigned at birth is also abuse. Previously you stated trans people are just trying to escape their homosexuality and now you are concerned about their fertility? In my experience fertility is not usually a pressing concern for homosexual couples. Fertility issues are a legitimate concern for trans people considering medical transition, but there are options available to them. Also, trans youth can't just go out and start hormone replacement therapy, *any* medical intervention for trans youth *requires* parental consent, and requires the input of a team of medical professionals. The decision to allow a trans child to medically transition isn't just made willy-nilly based on the opinions of liberal activists or well-meaning journalists, it's a serious decision between parents, the child, and medical professionals.

All these points are simply straw-man arguments and false-comparisons based on biased, out-dated evidence and personal prejudice. If you don't like trans people, simply own it, don't try to prove that trans people don't have a right to exist or access medical care.

Posted by IliketogetHeii on 03/28/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Reader: This is Trump's agenda

SKYCASTLE:

I'm going with Mr. K's characterization...paid troll or bot sounds about right.

Even so, I will give you the opportunity to clarify where exactly you got your law degree. Your post is so full of debunked legal fantasies that you might want to ask your alma mater for a refund.

"So the feds have no legal power over these issues, and when they make laws here it's an "usurpation of power" and is totally unconstitutional."

You do realize, of course, that the Supreme Court disagrees with you. SCOTUS IS in the Constitution, so I'm going with their reading of it. Not yours.

Posted by Bill W. on 03/28/2017 at 5:06 AM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years? Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles. When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide.
And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens.
Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse.

A child asking lithium has serious mental health issues, and praying away the gay is a phenomenon known in religious circles. I'd wager these kids couldn't accept they were homosexual.

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Posted by Jellie Kay on 03/28/2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Transitioning early is beneficial for transgender children

Do you ever stop to ask what neurological and long term health damage is done by not having a natural puberty? I mean, really wondered why our body has puberty, what it does for our brains? How we work out the world through these years? Have you read about the crisis in Haiti caused by puberty blockers? The crumbling bones, the anxiety and the heart troubles. When men get prostate cancer in their sixties the side effects from hormones blockers kill them before the cancer, when men take hormones to prevent hair loss some get such chronic fatigue that they commit suicide.
And Cambridge University research shows that most gender non conforming kids, those that you perceive as trans, are simply lesbians or homosexual. They surveyed 5000 homosexual teens.
Come on now placing this health damage on kids is nonsense and pretty disgusting, rendering your child infertile because they say they're the opposite sex is abuse.

As for kids praying, this is praying away the gay. They think they're feelings are about gender, whereas religious indoctrination tells them that being gay is sinful so they think they're "in the wrong body". A teen taking lithium??? Serious mental health issues, not trans.

Posted by Jellie Kay on 03/28/2017 at 12:18 AM

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