• Puberty blockers banned in the UK for treating gender confused children
  • Cass Reports says gender confused children "let down"
  • Puberty blockers continue to be used to treat Australian children

You don’t need to be a doctor of paediatrics to know that LGBTIQA+ gender fluid ideology is bad for children.

But now the final review of Britain’s child gender clinics by Dr Hilary Cass (pictured) has been released, there is now nowhere for Australian politicians to hide.

Family First is watching the response of local MPs to the Cass report closely as it prepares for elections in Queensland, the ACT and federally.

The Cass report is damning of LGBTIQA+-driven medical treatments of children.

It says confused children have been let down by gender clinics which have prescribed puberty blockers, cross sex hormones and even surgery.

“We’ve let them down because the research isn’t good enough and we haven’t got good data,” she said.

Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, has now banned the prescription of puberty blockers and cross sex hormones on children because they can leave them permanently infertile and without sexual function.

Cass’ report released this week gave the background of how harmful puberty blockers became the go-to for LGBTIQA+ child gender clinics around the world, including here in Australia.

Cass wrote:

Based on a single Dutch study, which suggested that puberty blockers may improve psychological wellbeing for a narrowly defined group of children with gender incongruence, the practice spread at pace to other countries. This was closely followed by a greater readiness to start masculinising/feminising hormones in midteens, and the extension of this approach to a wider group of adolescents who would not have met the inclusion criteria for the original Dutch study. Some practitioners abandoned normal clinical approaches to holistic assessment, which has meant that this group of young people have been exceptionalised compared to other young people with similarly complex presentations. They deserve very much better.

Indeed, they do. Clearly LGBTIQA+ ideology took over.

Cass told the BBC this week:

It is unusual for us to give a potentially life-changing treatment to young people and not know what happens to them in adulthood, and that's been a particular problem that we haven't had the follow-up into adulthood to know what the results of this are.

Now this is quite damning stuff since the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Australia’s standard-setting child gender clinic, continually asserts its medical practices on gender confused children are just fine.

The release of the final Cass report prompted Australia’s National Association of Practising Psychiatrists to urge the federal government to facilitate a national independent investigation into the use of treatments including puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, warning their use should be approached with caution.

The trouble with a cautious approach is it is likely to be illegal in most states after foolish politicians in Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, and now New South Wales passed so-called “conversion therapy” laws which make it illegal for doctors and counsellors to do anything other than “affirm” a child’s gender confusion.

In Victoria, the Liberals went to the last state election supporting Labor’s so-called Change and Suppression Act which jails parents for 10 years if they try and divert their child from the gender clinics.

Politicians doing the bidding of LGBTIQA+ political activists has painted doctors, counsellors, religious organisations and parents into a legislative corner.

Predictably, Equality Australia, the former leaders of the same-sex marriage Yes campaign, slammed the Cass report.

Equality Australia's media release quoted Teddy Cook (pictured), a woman who has “transitioned” and identifies as a man and likes to pose in kink.

Cook describes the prescription of puberty blockers to Australian children as part of a “world leading model of care”.

Dr Hilary Cass is not on the side of those who side with the science of the gender binary.

She does appear to support the idea that gender is fluid but has at least had the honesty to acknowledge that the treatments for gender confusion lack evidence and are harmful.

She warned that children were being used as a political football by both sides of the debate.

“The toxicity of the debate is perpetuated by adults, and that itself is unfair to the children who are caught in the middle of it. The children are being used as a football and this is a group that we should be showing more compassion to.”

Family First does not seek a toxic debate nor to use children as “political footballs”. But the harm that is being done to them must continue to be called out.

It is now up to Australian politicians to respond to what is yet more evidence of the harm of LGBTIQA+ gender fluid ideology.

Sadly, Peter Dutton’s Senate leader Simon Birmingham last year twice ran obstruction to initiatives to protect children from being harmed by child gender clinics – one by Senator Pauline Hanson and the other by Liberal backbencher Senator Alex Antic.

Birmingham and others from the Liberals powerful left faction used their votes to stymy public inquiries which would shine a light on how Australian children are being harmed.

How politicians like Birmingham respond will be watched very closely by Family First as it prepares its campaigns for up-coming elections in Queensland, the ACT and federally.

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