The “World Professional Association for Transgender Health” has lowered the recommended age for mutilating children in an effort to change their gender.
The organization has moved the recommended age for beginning hormones to “change genders” from 16 to just 14-years-old and the age for cutting healthy breasts off female children from 16 to 15.
They also recommend starting children as young as 8-years-old on puberty blockers.
“The blockers can weaken bones, and starting them too young in children assigned males at birth might impair sexual function in adulthood, although long-term evidence is lacking,” the Associated Press reports.
The organization acknowledged the risks associated with the treatments, which include making otherwise healthy children infertile, but do not seem to care.
According to the report, the organization is comprised of “3,000 doctors, social scientists and others involved in transgender health issues.”
The report notes that psychologist Erica Anderson resigned as a board member of the organization last year after she raised issues with “sloppy” treatment given to kids “without adequate counseling.”
“They tell me horror stories. They tell me, ‘Our child had 20 minutes with the doctor’” before being offered hormones, she said. “The parents leave with their hair on fire.”
The new guidance recommends, per the AP report:
• Sex hormones — estrogen or testosterone — starting at age 14. This is often lifelong treatment. Long-term risks may include infertility and weight gain, along with strokes in trans women and high blood pressure in trans men, the guidelines say.
• Breast removal for trans boys at age 15. Previous guidance suggested this could be done at least a year after hormones, around age 17, although a specific minimum age wasn’t listed.
• Most genital surgeries starting at age 17, including womb and testicle removal, a year earlier than previous guidance.