International experts warn U.S. trans campaign based on ideology, not evidence

August 5, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A letter from a group of international experts is warning that America's obsession with the transgender agenda, pushed by Joe Biden ever since before he even moved into the White House, is based on ideology, not evidence.

The Christian Institute reports that a letter from a number of psychiatrists, pediatricians, and medical practitioners, "including the University of Plymouth’s Professor Richard Byng and London-based clinical psychologist Dr. Anna Hutchinson," was submitted to the Wall Street Journal to debunk a claim from the Endocrine Society that medical treatments, chemicals, and surgical mutilations, "improved the well-being of gender-confused people."

"These claims are not supported by the best available evidence," they wrote.

"Every systematic review of evidence to date, including one published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, has found the evidence for mental-health benefits of hormonal interventions for minors to be of low or very low certainty. By contrast, the risks are significant and include sterility, lifelong dependence on medication, and the anguish of regret," the letter said.

The 21 clinicians from nine nations explained "gender-affirming" care in the U.S. was "exaggerating the benefits and minimizing the risks" of the drugs and surgeries.

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