UK – Parents force BBC to remove video teaching kids there are 100 gender identities
Parental backlash has forced the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) to remove educational content which taught children aged 9 and 12 that more than a 100 gender identities exist. Groups like Transgender Trend and Safe Schools Alliance called the content biologically inaccurate, described it as undermining safeguarding, and ultimately confusing children about the reality that only two sexes exist. Safe Schools Alliance, who was leading the campaign against the BBC has welcomed the withdrawal of the content. This marks another victory for England since a recent court case banned the use of experimental drugs like puberty blocking treatment for minors. Article, London newspaper reveals ‘shocking evidence’ about transgender treatments.
USA – Ex-transgender: Affirming children in gender confusion is psychological abuse
A new HBO Max documentary called “Transhood” follows the lives of four children for five years who believe they are the opposite sex. Walt Heyer who lived as a transgender woman for 8 years, says that Transhood is grooming children into the transgender lifestyle. Walt traces the onset of his gender confusion and wanting to be female to the psychological, emotional, and sexual damage that occurred before he was ten. His grandmother who was a seamstress, unaware of the damage that she was inflicting, indoctrinated him into enjoying being a girl by telling him that he looked cute in a purple dress, and like any child he wanted to bask in his grandmothers’ affection and wanted to please her.
The underlying message to Walt however, was that he would be loved more as a girl instead of the boy he was. This secret dress up continued for two years and this caused him to grow increasingly uncomfortable with himself as a boy. “the damage mounted: out-of-control drinking, copious amounts of female hormones to look like a woman, divorce and loss of family, loss of career, and drug abuse, culminating with “gender affirming” surgery at age 42.” He was happy at first after surgery, but when the giddy effect wore off, he realized he needed help. Walt says that his medical transition was a form of self-abuse. Dr Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians calls this psychological abuse to tell developing children, that they can be born in the wrong body. It is science fiction and this makes it far more difficult for children to embrace reality, she said. Parents who allow their children to experiment in social transitioning are allowing psychological abuse. More
USA – Prestigious medical journal explores womb transplants for men
The Journal of the American Medical Association published findings which surveyed 182 transgender women (biological males) and found that 90% believed having a womb transplant would satisfy and improve their perception and feelings of femininity, and alleviate dysphoric symptoms if they could menstruate, be pregnant and have a functioning transplanted vagina. Paul McHugh, Professor of Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first to experiment in transgender surgery and later found that surgical interventions failed to benefit transgender patients, and other professors of law from Harvard university and professors of Psychology, have all praised and approved a publication called When Harry became Sally. The book documents the personal stories of multiple individuals who regret transgender surgery, who also at first thought this would satisfy them and alleviate their dysphoria.
Individuals who regret their transition have placed their emphasis on counselling and making transitioning a last resort. A recent court case in the UK which concluded a ban on transgender drugs and surgery for minors, revealed concerns from former staff members at the gender clinic about children being rushed into transgender surgery. A group of ex-transgender individuals also testified about their regret and their goal was to protect unsuspecting youth from experiencing the same disappointment they have. Similar to individuals with anorexia nervosa who believe their perception and feelings over body weight will improve if they starve themselves to keep at a below normal body weight, transgender individuals who believe their perception will improve if they change their sex, are on an unhealthy path in search for alleviation. The goal of any therapy should be to differentiate between realistic and unrealistic expectations and the focus should be on achieving acceptance of oneself in conjunction with reality. More, When Harry became Sally.