American College of Pediatricians Blasts Gender Fluidity Activism

The Florida-based American College of Pediatricians has released a statement that urges lawmakers, educators, and citizens around the United States to reject the normalizing of surgical or chemical impersonation of the opposite sex to children.

This statement comes on the heels of efforts by activists in several states to normalize and promote a concept of gender fluidity — where an individual can change their gender identity and presentation, without regard for biological realities.

The statement makes eight points, affirming the belief of many in the medical community that the social experiment of gender fluidity is not, in fact, a scientific truth, but rather a state of confusion and willful ignorance of biological reality.

  1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.
  2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.
  3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.
  4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.
  5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.
  6. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.
  7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.
  8. Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.

You can read the rest of the statement here, and leave your comments below.

22 replies
  1. lavenderbites
    lavenderbites says:

    If you want to be taken seriously you should know that “irregardless” isn’t a word. That is why it comes up red when you type it. Try spell check in the future.

    Oh, and the article is crap as well

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  2. Your Mom
    Your Mom says:

    Wikipedia:

    The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a socially conservative association of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the United States. The College was founded in 2002 by a group of pediatricians including Joseph Zanga, a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as a protest against the AAP’s support for adoption by gay couples.[1][2]

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      • Fan O'Facts
        Fan O'Facts says:

        The point is that their “science” is similar to that of those arguing that global warming isn’t real. That is, it’s not real science, but an agenda based on personal prejudices.

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        • Joseph
          Joseph says:

          Fan O’ Facts, suggest you check-out the web site, “sex change regret.com,” and read the stories of the people who underwent sex-change mutilation and how deeply they now regret it. They did what they did because they listened to crazy people like you who are emotionally unaware of the world around them and listen to the voices in their heads. May be you should listen to rational people rather than blindly follow, like a six year old child, what your lying friends are telling you. Learn to think for yourself!

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  3. Clayton
    Clayton says:

    I only wish it went further at point out that of that 98% of boys who grow out of gender dysphoria and 88% of girls who grow out of gender dysphoria, that vast majority of them grow up to be gay and lesbian. The Trans Ideology is as homophobic as it is misogynist.

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    • Joseph
      Joseph says:

      Clayton, if you know so much, then why don’t you write a scientific paper and have it published in a peer reviewed science journal? I would recommend at you stop listening to the voice in your head and find a good therapist and have him help you become emotionally aware of the world around you.

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  4. Spearol
    Spearol says:

    The LGBT lobby will fight hard to counter this because it is not about the science for them, but about their agenda to elevate their privileges and to trump religious freedoms. Democrats are using homosexuals right now to get their voter bloc, but will eventually discard them because they are too aggressive.

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  5. BlalockShunt
    BlalockShunt says:

    ACP is a splinter organization that cut ties with the more respected AAP. No one in the medical field really counts the ACP as at all relevant. They lose all credibility when they refuse to unequivocally support vaccination.

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  6. Kimberley
    Kimberley says:

    In all actuality, it wouldn’t matter how highly educated someone is. Transgender people still will not believe it. Hopefully parents of children will.

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    • emilydickinson
      emilydickinson says:

      This should settle the issue but of course it won’t cause it’s not really about transgenders. It’s about the politics of totalitarianism.

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  7. Zac
    Zac says:

    This is complete drivel. It comes from a “College” (a name used to bolster their non-existent expertise) who claims that good science cannot be done in a moral vacuum.

    Um.

    That’s the definition of good science.

    This is bunk, plain and simple. Bad science done by uneducated people and further promoted by shills.

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    • Clark Kent
      Clark Kent says:

      Zac: Seems like the only vacuum is between your ears. Who made YOU the arbiter of ‘bad science’? Grow up.

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    • James
      James says:

      How little you know about the signatories. They are experts. If anything I would say this statement is very much about medical ethics.

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    • Joseph
      Joseph says:

      Zac, you are the shill. If you have the “good science” then why don’t you write a scientific paper and have it reviewed and published in a scientific journal. May be you should listen to rational people sometime rather than your crazy friends who are probably lying to you to exploit you. Learn to think for yourself rather than be lead by the nose like a six-year-old.

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