With so much confusion surrounding the whole issue of gender identity, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria, it can be refreshing to have a true expert come out and give us some well-researched facts on the matter. That is exactly what Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, has done in this new video. Her remarks are direct and very hard-hitting.
“Our bodies declare our sex,” opened Cretella in the video posted by The Daily Signal. “Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA. It is stamped into every cell of our bodies.”
This is where much of the misunderstanding lies, with young children being encouraged to explore different gender identities. But Cretella argues that this is all about complex human psychiatry, and that the science of biological sex is crystal clear:
“Human sexuality is binary. There are at least 6500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot and do not change this. An identity is not biological, it is psychological. Identity has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong.”
Dr. Cretella goes on to give an extraordinary example:
“If I walk into my doctor’s office today and say ‘Hi, I’m Margaret Thatcher,’ my physician will say I’m delusional and give me an anti-psychotic. However, if instead I walked in and said ‘I am a man,’ he’d say ‘Congratulations, you are transgender.’
She continued: “If I were to say ‘Doctor, I am suicidal, I am an amputee trapped in a normal leg. Please, surgically remove my leg.’ I would be diagnosed with body identity integrity disorder. But if I walk up to that same doctor and say ‘I am a man, sign me up for a double mastectomy,’ my physician will.”
Dr. Cretella’s conclusion? “If you want to cut off a healthy arm or leg, you’re mentally ill. But if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.”
“Let’s be clear, no one is born transgender,” she added, going on to give an example of a young boy who was under her medical care.
“I had one little boy who we’ll call Andy. He increasingly played with girl toys and started saying he was a girl. I referred Andy and his parents to a therapist. Sometimes, mental illness of the parent of abuse of the child are factors. But more commonly, the child has misperceived family dynamics and internalized false belief.”
As the sessions went on, it became clear to the therapist that Andy’s gender confusion was rooted in some crucial family dynamics.
“In the middle of one session, Andy put down the toy truck and held onto the barbie and said ‘Mommy and Daddy, you don’t love me when I’m a boy.’ When Andy was three, his sister with special needs was born. She required significantly more of his parent’s care and attention. Andy misperceived this as ‘Mommy and Daddy love girls. If I want them to love me again, I have to be a girl.’ With family therapy, Andy got better.”
Today, Andy’s parents would be told something completely different:
“They would hear ‘this is who Andy really is. You must change his name and assure everyone treats him as a girl, or else he will commit suicide.’ As Andy would approach puberty, the experts would put him on puberty blockers so that he could continue to impersonate a girl,” explained Cretella.
Dr. Cretella rejects what she deems to be an unsafe practice of injecting pre-pubescent children with hormone blockers, and advocates for parents to support their children in their natural development either male or female.
“When supported in their biological sex through natural puberty, the vast majority of gender-confused children get better,” she explained. “Yet, we are chemically castrating gender-confused children with puberty blockers. Then, we permanently sterilize many of them by adding cross-sex hormones.”
Michelle is convinced that far from releasing children into who they were made to be, such treatments actually constitute “institutionalized child abuse.”
“Let’s be clear. To indoctrinate all children from pre-school 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? Transgender ideology in schools is psychological abuse that often leads to chemical castration, sterilization and surgical mutilation. If that’s not child abuse, ladies and gentleman, what is?”
Watch the powerful video below:
Many children with gender dysphoria are being prescribed puberty blockers. Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, says it’s “institutionalized child abuse." http://bit.ly/2upgzd0
Posted by The Daily Signal on Sunday, December 10, 2017