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American Academy Of Pediatrics: Trans Care Should Be Supportive, Gender-Affirming

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy paper underscoring the need for “gender-affirming health care” for all transgender and gender-diverse youth (TGD).

The AAP said the proposed guidelines for treating TGD youth focus “on promoting the health and positive development” of those patients while “eliminating discrimination and stigma.”

Just two weeks ago, the AAP released the findings of a three-year study that showed a huge disparity between trans and non-trans youth in regard to suicide attempts.

While 14% of teen admitted to previous suicide attempts, the number jumped to a stunning 50.8% among female to male trans adolescents. Nonbinary youth reported a 41.8% suicide attempt rate, and 29.9% of male to female adolescents admitted to attempted suicide.

The author of the new policy paper, Dr. Jason Rafferty, told NBC News, “the biggest thing right now is a lack of education around this issue.”

Rafferty hopes the new guidance will aid not only trans youth and providers, but parents “in terms of approaching a provider, approaching a situation, knowing what to expect from your provider — knowing what sort of practice the evidence supports.”

The crux of the policy paper is to underscore the importance of a ‘gender-affirmative care model (GACM).

In a GACM, pediatricians approach young trans patients (and their families) as a “strong, nonjudgemental partnership” that allows concerns and questions to be shared in a “supportive environment.”

When adopting a GACM, the AAP encourages specific messaging to be conveyed:

1. Transgender identities and diverse gender expressions do not constitute a mental disorder

2. Variations in gender identity and expression are normal aspects of human diversity, and binary definitions of gender do not always reflect emerging gender identities

3. Gender identity evolves as an interplay of biology, development, socialization, and culture

4. If a mental health issue exists, it most often stems from stigma and negative experiences rather than being intrinsic to the child

 

(h/t AAP; NBC News)

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Evil. EVIL. Child Abuse. 

This is why we need to #DROPTHET 

As if TRANSWASHING GAY HISTORY wasn't enough, now they are taking little gay boys and girls and brainwashing them into thinking they are trans. Then hormone blockers so they can never experience being an adult or puberty. Very evil. Very disgusting.

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¿Gender-diverse youth? There is only male and female. Why is female and male all of a sudden so offensive? Facts should be acknowledge; not ignored and vilified. Labels such as nonbinary and genderqueer are not real genders; just made up labels. If a man is not stereotypically masculine he is not a different gender, he is still male just not stereotypically masculine.

What will happen with effeminate gay men, are they going to be told they should transition to aligned their gender expression with femaleness? A form of homosexual erasure. Gende histeri as a mass contagion that makes teens believe they are something else and not what they biology shows. This is one of my concerns with this unscientific madness now called "gender-diversity youth".

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