England this week banned the use of puberty blockers as a “gender treatment” for children.

It begs the question why Australian politicians are not acting to protect kids from harmful experimental medical treatments motivated by LGBTIQA+ gender fluid ideology.

Australia’s most prominent child gender clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, which prescribes puberty blockers to children and refers minors for “gender reassignment” surgery, refused to speak to the media when asked about England’s decision.

The Times of London yesterday said so-called “gender affirming care” practiced on children was “quack medicine” and should be “reigned in”.

The Times has previously supported LGBTIQA+ gender fluid ideology as the basis of treating children confused about their gender.

The Times’ change of view follows last week’s damaging leaks from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) where activists clinicians recognised the harm they were doing to children but justified it nonetheless.

Here’s how The Australian reported England’s ban on puberty blockers:

The banning of the medication – which pauses the physical changes of puberty such as breast development or facial hair – will affect anyone under the age of 18 being treated by the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).

It follows a spike in referrals to over 5,000 in 2021-2022 from just under 250 a decade earlier.

The government welcomed the NHS’s decision.

“Ending the routine prescription of puberty blockers will help ensure that care is based on evidence, expert clinical opinion and is in the best interests of the child,” said junior health minister Maria Caulfield.

In contrast, state governments in Australia continued to defend the work of child gender clinics.

“All trans young people deserve access to high quality and timely healthcare and that is something we are committed to continue providing,” the Queensland Health Minister Shannon Fentiman, who is on the public record as saying a woman can have a penis, said.

A spokesperson for the Victorian Premier’s department said:

“Our gender clinics offer some of the most vulnerable young people in our community the support they deserve – we’re fiercely proud of the important work they do.”

Family First has long called for the closure of Australia’s child gender clinics and for there to be a prohibition on conducting gender conversion treatments on children.

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