The American College of Pediatricians recently issued a statement in regard to the horrific dangers of medicinal and sexual changes in children. The statement acted as a warning to legislators and leaders not to continue allowing such practices to occur. The group demands the procedures and ideals be treated as psychological child abuse.
The Sociology Guide defines gender ideology as:
Gender ideology refers to attitudes regarding the appropriate roles, rights and responsibilities of men and women in society. Traditional gender ideologies emphasize the value of distinctive roles for women and men where men fulfill their family roles through breadwinning activities and women fulfill their roles through homemaker and parenting activities.
Gender ideology also refers to societal beliefs that legitimate gender inequality. Gender ideology is not a variable that ranges from liberal to conservative; instead, it refers to a specific type of belief in those that support gender stratification.
Gender ideology can lead children down a confusing and stressful path, as they are already facing the challenges all children undergo during puberty. In society today, it is almost as if choosing your gender is like choosing what shoes you want to put on, or what you want to eat for breakfast that day — a common choice that can change any moment depending on how one “feels.”
Lifesite News reports:
“Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse,” the physicians said. “Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries.”
The group strives to promote a healthy lifestyle for all children, particularly when concerned with psychological behaviors and conditions. It is their mission to alert parents to the damaging behavior they are inflicting on their children by promoting gender ideology.
The group points out that gender is not a social or psychological issue; rather a biological one, and must be treated as such.
Lifesite News quotes their statement as:
“Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one,” and that, “A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.”
To the contrary, the group maintained that human sexuality is a “binary trait” and said the XY and XX chromosomes that determine female or male sex are “genetic markers of health,” not “genetic markers of a disorder.”
“No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex,” the statement said.
The ACP’s biggest concern with this issue is in addressing the health and safety of the individuals affected. In many cases, hormone suppressants are being used in young teens, preventing puberty from taking its full course. The hormone suppressants are meant to aid in the “impersonation of the opposite sex.”
Such actions in minors require permission from a parent or guardian in many cases. By allowing one’s child to permanently change their body to change their gender, the adult is aiding in irreversible psychological damage that arises from gender confusion, and ultimately a lack of identity.
Besides the psychological effects, these hormone suppressants can cause lasting health damage, such as blood clots, high blood pressure, strokes, infertility, and even death in severe enough cases.
Pro- LGBT groups are in an uproar against the ACP, claiming it is “discrimination” and an “attack on transgender children.” They have even gone so far as to label the ACP as a “hate group,” and plan to take civil action in regard to the matter at hand.
Similarly, activists attacked Pope Francis’ recent statement against the matter of gender fluidity being taught and encouraged at such a young age.
Lifesite News reports:
Activists similarly criticized Pope Francis’ recent remarks to Polish bishops where he identified gender “ideology” as a form of “ideological colonization” and linked it to government corruption. He said, “Today children – children! – are taught in school that everyone can choose his or her sex. Why are they teaching this? Because the books are provided by the persons and institutions that give you money. These forms of ideological colonization are also supported by influential countries. And this is terrible!”
What are your thoughts? Is this a matter of children just trying to follow the latest trends, or are they simply confused with all the corrupt information being taught to them in school? Are parents letting their children take things too far with their gender? Should parents be held responsible for such outrageous behavior in allowing their children to have these procedures? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.