Documents just being revealed show that American pediatricians have slammed the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for pushing puberty-blocking drugs for teens who claim they are a different gender.
Furious pediatricians who are members of the AAP accused the AAP of changing its rules so that Resolution 27, which proposed a “rigorous systematic review” of the AAP’s 2018 gender policy, was blocked. The proposed resolution did not advance at the AAP leadership conference in Chicago last weekend, the only resolution affected by new procedural rules the AAP set up earlier this year.
Frustrated, members posted their objections to the AAP in the comments section for a separate resolution on the organization’s members-only website, The Daily Mail stated in an exclusive report. One comment declared, “The AAP is endorsing great harm without high-quality or long-term evidence of benefit.”
That comment added that the “transgender woman” who was the “country’s leading vaginoplasty surgeon” in some country reported that “100% of males put on the affirmative care/Dutch protocol lose all sexual sensation and function. They are stripped of the ability to ever have sexual intimacy or fall in love.”
“I am wholeheartedly in support of RESOLUTION 27, which interestingly, has been removed from the list of resolutions for comment,” another comment read. “I can no longer trust the AAP to provide medical evidence based education with regard to care for TGD individuals. This past year at the AAP national conference, ongoing debate on the matter was silenced egregiously.”
“Before promulgating gender-affirming care, with all of its ethical implications (irreversible bodily changes, sterility, etc.) … don’t we want to be sure this is the best path?” one pediatrician asked.
Julia Mason, one of the five authors of Resolution 27, told The Daily Mail, “’I’m really disappointed the AAP is being driven by ideology, rather than evidence. … They’re embarrassed that they’ve let young activist doctors get them on record in support of gender-affirming care, and now they can’t backtrack. They’ve suppressed my efforts and come up with new rules to hide what we’re trying to say from rank and file pediatricians.”
Resolution 27 asked the AAP to “undertake a rigorous systematic review of available evidence regarding the safety, efficacy, and risks of childhood social transition, puberty blockers, cross sex hormones and surgery, and to “update the 2018 guidelines for the care of gender dysphoric youth, based on the results of this evidence review, and in consultation with a range of stakeholders, including mental health and medical clinicians, parents and patients, with diverse views and experiences.”