- Mar 13, 2017
What I was specifically referring to was being gender affirming to transgender people instead of telling them that they're crazy and they need to "get over it" or trying to push them into being something or someone else. You can't force someone into being a gender that they aren't.Scientifically backed and studied... no, it's really not.
Still... you probably didn't read about the FDA's change in this process, or the linked info you were given. Or the history of other medications that were also scientifically backed and studied, and given to millions of misdiagnosed people before the class action suits hit the courts.
I have already previously stated that puberty blockers are a separate more complex topic... it's definitely not a one-note issue. On one hand you have children who are struggling with something very valid and serious in their lives that does need to be addressed, but on the other hand this is a relatively new way of treating them and there are some unknowns because of that. But puberty blockers have been used to help children with precocious puberty for decades and it has continuously been shown to be safe. It simply pauses puberty so it can be resumed at a later date. And people are continuing to study this in relation to transgender adolescents and learning more about it. You should also understand that most transgender children never even take puberty blockers in the first place. Many of them end up waiting until they're older to address their gender dysphoria because blockers are very expensive or they just decided it would be better to wait. Ultimately, it’s a viable path that is beneficial to those who want and are able to take it.
Also, I've already stated that the method of diagnosing transgender people is very thorough and almost no one is misdiagnosed. It is a very easy thing to see in someone if you observe them and ask the correct questions. And the people's who's professional job is to understand and diagnose transgender people are able to easily differentiate between a transgender and a cisgender person.
Lol, I'm not confused about anything. The availability of medical treatment for transgender people is a major thing that allows them to live fruitful and enjoyable lives. I think you're confused about how beneficial it is to them... because you don't think their experiences are valid. You see transitioning as an unnecessary and drastic measure instead of understanding that it is a medical necessity that allows them to live as who they are and actually enjoy their lives instead of feeling like they are constantly living a lie.but that's where you're getting confused. You think its somehow related to this
Yeah the drug was given to pregnant women because they thought it would reduce complications in childbirth and it was also used to treat cancer. It was approved by the FDA but they found out that it had a lot of negative side effects so they stopped using it... that's not evidence of a sinister agenda. That just shows that medicines can be flawed and people can mess up, which everyone already understands.Have you done any reading on DES? The cancer-causing, intersex creating drug that was also used on transgenders, at one time?
A 2015 study showed no difference in executive functioning between children who are on blockers and children who were not treated with them.neurocognitive effects of puberty blockers.