According to research by Sky News, children as young as three years old have been experimented on at the Tavistock Centre, Britain’s only NHS transgender clinic, while the number of children being referred has jumped from 77 a decade ago to 2590 children in 2018.

A Sky News investigation discovered that thirty-five psychologists had resigned from the children’s gender-identity service in London in the last three years:

Six of those have now raised concerns about hormone treatment being given to children with gender dysphoria, a condition where a person experiences distress due to a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity.

A psychologist, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Our fears are that young people are being over-diagnosed and then over-medicalised.

“We are extremely concerned about the consequences for young people… For those of us who previously worked in the service, we fear that we have had front row seats to a medical scandal.”

Young children are clearly incapable of giving consent to this form of procedure, a procedure that not only serves no medical purpose, but which can cause life-altering changes to their normal growth and development.

Since the Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 was passed, it has been illegal to tattoo a minor. The Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 and subsequent legislation made it illegal to perform FGM on anyone, except medically necessary. In both instances, the state has determined that there is a legitimate government interest in protecting minors from the harm of making unnecessary and essentially irreversible changes to their bodies.

How much greater the physical harm resulting from puberty blockers and sex-change operations, and yet these are sanctioned, facilitated and financed by the British Government through the National Health Service.

According to a Freedom of Information Act request made in 2017, Tavistock prescribes Gonapeptyl® Depot (i.e. triptorelin) – whose makers donated £100,000 to the Liberal Democrats on 22 November – and in some cases Propstal® (i.e. leuprorelin, marketed as Lupron® in the US) to delay puberty.

Only three years after the commencement of this human experiment, a surveyed group had bone density lower than 97.7% of their peers. Secondly, the experiment’s own leader found that there was a significant increase in the number of children reporting self-harming or suicidal thoughts. And thirdly, surprise, surprise, the suppression of puberty did not positively impact on feelings of gender dysphoria. Even where correctly identified, gender dysphoria is a psychological condition in children which should not be treated by medical means.

How on earth can a child consent to a course of treatment that leaves them with reduced fertility, stunted genitalia or brittle bones?!

No one under the age of 18 is competent to consent or should be subject to puberty-blocking procedures, except where medically-necessitated by say early-onset puberty. Sex-change procedures on children should be outlawed in all circumstances. 

As a society, we say to adults who want to drink absinthe, chain smoke or modify their bodies, ‘Go ahead! Go knock yourself dead!’ Children, by contrast, are and must be protected from making lifestyle choices with irreversible, potentially negative effects.

If future generations view puberty-blocking as more barbaric than Chinese foot-binding, we should not be surprised.

In the meantime, the human subjects of this hideous experiment will suffer its lifelong effects, and no one should be surprised if its victims seek criminal charges against those responsible for irreversibly injuring their bodies and harming their mental health.

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