“No” To Tattoos But “Yes” To A Double Mastectomy?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has recently come out with a report that urges pediatricians to caution teenagers about getting tattoos, because tattoos are essentially permanent and can cause scarring.
The FDA asks questions like:
1. Should I be concerned about unsafe practices, or the tattoo ink itself? The answer given is, Yes, both.
2. What is in tattoo ink? The answer is that some inks contain pigments used in printer toner or in car paint.
3. What kinds of reactions may happen after getting tattoos? The concern after tattoos is a rash or a fever or an infection needing antibiotics.
4. And because the inks are permanent, reactions may persist.
But the same AAP (that warns about tattoos) is 110% in support of 16 year-old girls getting a double mastectomy, even without parental consent, so long as the girl insists she is a man and has been taking testosterone daily for one year.
Bypassing psychotherapy for transgender people (in favor of hormone therapy and sex reassignment) may be politically correct, but it shows a reckless disregard for human lives.
So, if I told the pediatrician my child identified as a deaf or blind person and wanted their ears or eyes removed they would look at me like I’m crazy. Yet they will remove/disfigure genitalia as if it were normal! This evil is unimaginable, it’s like something out of a horror movie!
Let’s be clear. To indoctrinate children from preschool forward with the lie that they could be trapped in the wrong body, disrupts the very foundation of a child’s reality testing. If a child can’t trust the reality of their physical bodies, who or what can they trust?
What about the Suicides?
Let’s connect the dots. Transgender people report attempting suicide at a staggering rate—above 40%. According to Suicide.org, 90% of all suicides are the result of untreated mental disorders. Over 60% (and possibly up to 90% as shown at Case Western) of transgender people have co-morbid psychiatric disorders, which often go wholly untreated.
Could treating the underlying psychiatric disorders prevent transgender suicides? I think the answer is a resounding “yes.”
Walt Heyer writes about his own story of a grandmother who delighted only in him as a girl!
He expresses deep concern for the transgender men and women who attempt suicide, who prefer to stay hidden, who are contemplating suicide, whose lives are torn apart and who want to go back to their birth gender. Their reprieve is over.
Others are in their “reprieve”- at least for now – and receive acclaim in the media.
“In the 1970s and now, gender-reassignment surgery is routinely performed when requested. Transgender people are the one population allowed to diagnose themselves with gender dysphoria solely on the basis of their desire for sex-reassignment surgery, and not because the medical community has found objective proof that such surgery is medically required.
“The evidence is staring us in the face. Tragically high numbers of transgender people attempt suicide. Suicide is the result of untreated mental disorders. A majority of transgender people suffer from untreated comorbid disorders—yet against all reason, laws are being enacted to prevent their treatment.” (source)
Now, in all kinds of ways, parents are prevented from fighting this plague in defense of their own children.
Ultimately, parents, not activist groups, school districts or the media must be recognized as the primary protectors of their children’s well-being. Even those of us who teach our kids at home or send them to private schools, should be fighting misinformation and bad laws like these.
In the end, it could be a matter of self-preservation. In a country where parents have more say over tonsillectomies and tattoos than gender transitions, it’s unlikely the right to opt our kids out will last long.
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