At more than 300 US clinics, young tomboys are being medicated and operated on by doctors who want to turn them into facsimiles of heterosexual men. But these procedures - sold as "transition" - are painful, irreversible, and incredibly dangerous. They can and do result in death.
Lesbians United isn’t just fighting against medical malpractice. We’re fighting to save the next generation of lesbians. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The unnecessary procedures sold as “transition” include chemotherapy drugs, artificial hormones, cosmetic breast amputation, surgical sterilization, and genital mutilation.
These procedures are being marketed to homosexuals, and to the parents of children who show early signs of homosexuality.
“in girls … resistance to the wearing of typical feminine clothing”
“preference for cross-gender roles in make-believe play”
“preference for the toys, games, or activities stereotypically used or engaged in by the opposite [sex]”
It's a regimen of chemotherapy drugs, artificial hormones, and unnecessary genital surgeries. It starts with “affirmation.”
When a child exhibits extreme non-conformity to stereotypes or expresses confusion over biological sex, parents might seek advice from a therapist.
A therapist who follows the affirmative model will automatically label the child “trans.” S/he may tell the parents that if they don’t consent to medical interventions, the child will probably commit suicide.
But this is a lie.
Without medical interventions, up to
of children will resolve any confusion on their own, growing into happy, healthy adults.
This is called desistence.Source
Terrified into submission, the parents take the child to a doctor, who prescribes GnRH agonists (“puberty blockers”). The doctor claims that the effects are reversible—a temporary "pause button" on puberty.
This is a lie, too.
The GnRH agonists weaken the child's bones, prevent her organs from maturing normally, stunt cognitive growth, and cause mental health conditions like depression.
Because "puberty blockers" prevent the child from maturing physically and mentally, she loses the chance to explore and come to terms with herself (body, sexual orientation, personality) as she matures.
While 98% of children will desist if left to their own devices, studies show that up to
of children treated with the “affirmative model” will go on to take hormones. These same studies demonstrate that
of children treated with the “affirmative model” will undergo cosmetic surgery.Source
At the same time, trusted adults like teachers and family friends constantly "affirm" the decision. They call the child by a new name, refer to her as the opposite sex, and pile on the praise—so that the child has no choice but to believe that medicalization is the right course of action.
The child is prescribed opposite-sex hormones that cause further damage to the body. Cosmetic surgery likely follows: double mastectomy and hysterectomy for girls; breast implants and castration for boys. The child, who has never been given any other option, continues to believe that these interventions are in her best interest, despite the pain, side effects, and complications.
Because the gonads are underdeveloped from GnRH agonists, rendered useless by opposite-sex hormones, and/or surgically removed, the child will require artificial hormones for the rest of her life. The weak bones caused by GnRH agonists escalate to osteoporosis. The side effects from hormones necessitate further medication. Multiple revision surgeries are required.
Today’s children are growing up in a world of marketing and misinformation. Tomboys and young lesbians in particular are being targeted for indoctrination by Big Med and therapists who follow the “affirmative model.” Without loud, clear, and multiple voices fighting on their behalf, it’s nearly impossible for them to see a way forward that doesn’t involve artificial hormones and cosmetic surgery.
Lesbians United is run by a team of passionate volunteers, who are working hard to combat the misinformation that makes the “transition” industry possible. But we can’t do it alone.
Lesbians United needs YOU to help us spread the word. Share our posts on social media, recommend our website, and be prepared to have difficult conversations with family and friends.
Together, we can get the truth out, and save the lesbian world.