• University of Groningen research shows kids grow out of gender confusion

  • Mayo Clinic finds blockers cause cancer, testicles to wither

  • No excuse for politicians not to act

  • Family First’s concerns validated

A 15-year landmark study conducted in the Netherlands, involving over 2,700 individuals from adolescence into their mid-twenties, has validated Family First’s long-standing concerns about experimental medical treatments on gender-confused children.

This comprehensive study found that the majority of children who initially expressed dissatisfaction with their gender identity eventually found contentment in their biological sex by adulthood.

The data reveal that 11pc of adolescents reported unhappiness with their gender, a figure that dramatically decreases to about 4pc by the age of 25.

These findings from the University of Groningen suggest a natural resolution of gender confusion for many as they mature, emphasizing the importance of adopting a more cautious and reflective approach when considering medical interventions for gender dysphoria in minors.

The news comes as the Daily Mail also reports that “Mayo Clinic experts say puberty blockers can lead to withering testicles, fertility problems and even cancer among the trans kids who take them, in the latest study to raise alarm about transgender medicine”.

These latest examples of harm being done to children mean as a result of LGBTIQA+ gender fluid ideology mean there is no further excuse for politicians to continue to allow child gender clinics in Australia to continue to prescribe puberty blockers, hormones and conduct surgery on children.

The rapid increase in the diagnosis of gender dysphoria and the consequent rise in gender-affirming medical treatments among children and adolescents in the Western world, including Australia, highlight a growing trend.

However, this surge in medical interventions may not be the most prudent course of action given the significant number of individuals who reconcile with their biological sex through the natural process of growth and self-discovery.

Medical treatments such as puberty blockers, hormones, and surgeries are not without their risks and irreversible consequences, including potential impacts on fertility, sexual function, and overall health.

The Dutch study's findings align with previous observations and critiques regarding the early medicalization of gender dysphoria in children.

Experts argue that adolescence is a critical period for identity formation, with fluctuating feelings and perspectives being a normal part of development.

Therefore, it is essential to support children through these formative years with counselling and mental health support that respects the natural progression of their identity development, rather than rushing into irreversible medical interventions.

Sadly several Australian states have made this illegal under so-called “conversion therapy” laws.

The narrative surrounding gender-affirming care for minors needs to consider the long-term implications and outcomes of blockers, hormones and surgery on children.

While it is vital to support individuals struggling with their gender identity, it is equally important to ensure that care is provided in a manner that is mindful of their future well-being and happiness.

The evidence presented by this and other studies advocates for a more restrained approach to medical interventions for gender-confused children, focusing instead on psychological support and counselling to guide them through their developmental journey.

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