Saving our Children


 

by Mustang

Neuroscientists once believed that a child was born with a fully formed brain.  Psychologists weren’t so sure about that.  If a child is born with a fully functional brain, then why do almost all adolescents make the dumbest-ever judgment calls?  You name it, and kids from 13-20 are capable of doing it, much of it dangerously harmful to themselves.

 

Today, neuroscientists and psychologists agree that the human brain does not fully mature until around the age of 24-25.  These scientists tell us that the last portion of the brain to mature is the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for controlling judgment.  I’m not sure how one “proves” this theory, but it has become the most agreed-upon/widely accepted theory of neuro-development within the medical/psychological community.

 

Given this “wide acceptance” of brain maturity theory, why do educators, school counselors, and organizations such as Planned Parenthood and Kaiser Hospitals providing gender-pediatric clinics to adolescents?  If the brain-development view is accurate, how is it possible for medical practitioners to allow “gender-affirming” therapies on 13-year old children — without parental consent?  How did western society arrive at a place where a 15-year old female can obtain elective double mastectomy without her parent’s knowledge?  Moreover, how is this different from the practice of female genital mutilation routinely practiced in Islamist culture?

 

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Western society deems it necessary to pass laws protecting children/adolescents from the effects of alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes, or drive automobiles, or operate dangerous vocational equipment, and if we strive to keep teenage girls from becoming impregnated.  Yet, those same societies turn a blind eye to these same kids obtaining gender-affirming therapies.  How does this make any sense?  How does this demonstrate genuine concern for the health and welfare of children and adolescents?

 

Experts associated with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) confirm the reality of gender dysphoria. This medical/psychiatric diagnosis describes a sense of uneasiness one may have with their biological sexual identity.  Scientists have studied this condition for well over a hundred years.  We know that it mainly affects male children/adolescents and that, in total, only around 0.01 percent of the general population (approximately 34,000) people in the United States.  We also know that most children who experience gender dysphoria outgrow it naturally — without any help from gender-affirming medical professionals or activists.

 

Well, if the preceding statistics are accurate, why is there a sudden (and dramatic) increase in sexual reassignment therapies and surgeries among children (under 12 years old) and adolescents (under 18 years of age)?  What justifies this assault on “gender confused” innocents if they are likely to outgrow gender dysphoria — again if they are left alone to outgrow it?

 

Care standards for patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria, as explained by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, must begin with someone who demonstrates a persistent, well-documented gender abnormality.  The patient must have the mental capacity to make fully informed decisions, and they must give their consent to proceed with fully explained/fully understood treatments. If a patient is not legally entitled to decide, then medical professionals must apply specifically designed standards of care for children and adolescents.  What are these “standards of care?”  An interested reader can evaluate them at the WPATH website, standards of care, beginning on Page 10 for children and adolescents.

 

Child development psychologists explain that it is normal for children as young as two years to display elements of gender dysphoria (male children preferring female-oriented toys or dressing up like “mommy”), but, while less than 10% of these children carry such behaviors into adolescence [Note 1], as many as half of the male children will eventually become homosexual adults.  Among adolescents, however, the persistence of gender dysphoria into adulthood is higher.  In one study of 70 adolescents diagnosed with gender dysphoria, all of them proceeded with sexual reassignment treatments, which begins with chemically induced puberty blockers and hormone therapies.

 

Here’s the problem: It is one thing for parents to address these psychological problems with their children and medical/psychiatric personnel (which, by the way, involves a diverse range and long-term application of medical expertise [Note 2]), and another issue entirely when minors as young as 13 pursue gender reassignment therapies without parental involvement or consent — particularly, once again, when medical professionals know that the judgmental portion of the brain is not fully formed until age 24-25.

 

Psychiatrists have known about gender dysphoria for 100 years.  In the past, however, psychiatrists strongly suggested that parents allow their affected children to outgrow it naturally.  When children were left alone to progress beyond the problem naturally, which is to say, not badgered by others about “finding themselves,” most (not all) outgrew gender dysphoria.  Of those who did not outgrow it, most become homosexual or transexual men who prefer to present themselves as women.

 

Today, however, we find out children beleaguered about their apparent gender dysphoria, even to the extent of labeling them as “trans-kids.”  Classroom teachers are responsible for much of this badgering, many of which actively encourage these children to introduce themselves as Rachael rather than Richard.  The matter is made worse by taking these children to healthcare practitioners who regard themselves as “affirmative caregivers” — a term we apply to healthcare professionals who view themselves as responsible for affirming diagnoses of gender dysphoria and for helping them “transition” to the opposite sex, whether or not the child/adolescent previously gave it much thought.

 

What makes this a particularly critical junction in “solving the problem” is that once chemically induced puberty-blocking begins, there is almost no going back.  What do therapists use on these children?  They use a drug originally intended for use in the chemical castration of sex offenders.  It’s called Lupron.  The Food and Drug Administration has never approved the use of Lupron as a puberty blocker.  The question remains: Why would any responsible parent or doctor want to stop a child’s puberty, especially if a typical child will likely outgrow gender dysphoria if left alone?  The question is particularly pertinent because scientists cannot predict whether a child will outgrow their gender dysphoria.

 

Claims made by doctors and gender activists that sexual reassignment therapy for children is “safe” and “reversible” are simply not valid. However, that aside, we should wonder why the number of adolescent females claiming gender dysphoria suddenly increased over time in the past ten years.  Since 2012, there has been a 4,400% increase in teenage girls seeking treatment in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Is it a matter of social contagion?

 

Consider the additional (psychoses) associated with the sudden onset of anorexia and bulimia.  It leads one to think that teenage females in both the US and UK have entered the worst mental health crisis in human history, collectively exhibiting the highest anxiety, self-mutilation, and clinical depression rates.  They are the same young girls who hate their bodies.  They are the same young girls most influenced by Facebook and Twitter.  To circle back briefly, they are young people with immature brains who are led to believe that the solution to their problem is sexual reassignment therapy and surgery.

 

Not one clinical or academic study supports the notion that puberty blockers reduce suicidal tendencies or attempts or improves mental health. The issue of adolescent psychosis is relevant, given our understanding of brain maturity, because, sadly, suicide rates among those who have undergone sexual reassignment surgery are significantly higher among teenagers than the general population.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than half of male teens who underwent sexual reassignment therapy/surgery attempted suicide; among female adolescents, 30%.  Among non-binary youth (children who see themselves as a third gender), the attempted suicide rate is 42%.  Similar studies conducted at UCLA (Williams Institute) found that 98% of transgender adults thought about suicide, and 51% actually attempted suicide.

 

If mental instability among gender dysphoria patients doesn’t alarm you, maybe this will: in every case where a child’s healthy puberty is arrested, which places that child out of step with their peers, that child proceeds to cross-sex hormones.  When healthcare professionals administer puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to a female child, she becomes infertile.  She may develop a permanent sexual dysfunction because her sex organs never reach maturity.

 

One final question: If certain professionals (identified above) knowingly contribute to the early death, mental anguish, physical pain, and suffering of children/adolescents — the sort of thing that will last throughout the balance of their lives — why are they not charged with felony child abuse?  Do we, or do we not want to save our children?

 

Notes:

 

[1] Stevens, M. and Susan Beveridge.  The ALSPAC Study (2002) involving 283 single-mother homes found no differences in parent-reported gender-role behavior between father-present and father-absent families for either male or female children.

 

[2] Typical sexual reassignment challenges involve numerous ongoing treatments, including general medicine, epidemiology, mental health, lifelong hormone therapy, reproductive medicine, voice and communications therapy, reproductive surgery, plastic surgery, post-operative care and on-going hormonal treatments, and lifelong preventive and primary care.

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46 Responses to “Saving our Children”

  1. Alcorn Custom Guitars Says:

    Great post! So many great questions. It was always insidiously coming on us but the beginning of the real circus was Bruce Jenner telling us he was, in fact, a woman (with a full bag of wedding tackle mind you) and we were to accept it, keep any disagreements silent and praise “her” for being so damn brave rather than getting HIM the obvious psychological help he desperately needed and needs.

    Now we are letting 12 year olds tell us the same, and vilified if we don’t shut up and pay for their gender reassignment surgery. Notice a theme of these Satanists trying to play God? Your gender, your immune system, free speech, religion and the list goes on.

    Nothing to see here, keep it moving folks, vaccine lines start over there…they are not only free, here, have a donut and a nice fat joint. I learned a long time ago, if something is free then YOU’RE the product.

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  2. Baysider Says:

    What an excellent and obvious question. A natural follow-up question would be: why are 18-year olds voting?

    Gender identity myths were also fashionable in the 50’s and 60’s, and researchers thought they would just re-assign it chemically. Dr. John Money’s theories ruined the life of a young Canadian boy, David. After a botched circumcision doctors convinced his parents to just cut the whole organ off and “make” him a girl with female hormones to follow at puberty. The whole psycho-social system in his life conspired to perpetuate the effort, including teachers who “corrected” young David when, as a “girl” he stood to urinate. (You can’t make this up!). You can read the whole tragic tale in As Nature Made Him: the boy who was raised as a girl.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Why are 18-year olds voting?

      What I would like to say is because the black votes weren’t enough for the Democrats and there was no better backup system than half-baked youngsters. Sadly, both parties jumped on this amendment with both feet. It started with Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-WVA), endorsed by Eisenhower, and then LBJ and Nixon played patty-cake with it. IMO, it was a dumb idea. Of course, the argument was that if the US could send 18-year olds to fight in a war then they should be able to vote. A better idea would have been NOT to send 18-year olds to war — or anyone else, for that matter.

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      • Baysider Says:

        At the time voting age changed I was 18. I thought then it was a BAD move. I knew that in the past, by age 21 most people had families and work experience for long enough to have a real adult perspective. Likely for upwards of 5 years. My cohort was planning life in school to avoid the draft! Or, at least, would never have that kind of life experience by 21. I said then “they should be raising it to 25.” Judging by what Mustang wrote in this post, I’d say we have ample reason to raise it to 25.

        San Francisco tried to lower it to 16! It lost, but by a very small margin.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        My experience as well.. after one gets out into the world, the work world views regarding government can change immensely.

        Like

  3. bunkerville Says:

    Sound familiar?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. geeez2014 Says:

    Since many adults who’ve gone through sex change operations/therapies commit suicide or lead miserable lives or warn against changing, and that’s just a fact, what do we think will happen to children who ‘decided’ too early to KNOW they have a challenge in this area? Is this another example of THE WEAPONIZATION OF COMPASSION? We think kids MUST know what they want so we’re right there to HELP! God help us all.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Right. A few years back, Obama’s chief of staff quipped (with a smirk on his face), “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Obama’s administration was famous for creating crises, which then required a new or expanded policy to address them. It’s the same for this topic. First, create an ungodly situation with our children’s sexuality, and then develop a new “compassion” to address it. Seriously, we must be the dumbest people on the planet.

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    • Baysider Says:

      “Weaponization of compassion.” Perfect!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. John Says:

    I have bellieved for a long time now that America is slowly becoming the spitting image of Rome under the leadership of Emporer Caligula.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. kidme37 Says:

    Compared to animals, who are ready to go very early in life, humans that generally need years and years of nurturing just to get them past (hopefully) committing suicide by accident (among many other problems), I don’t think humans are going to make it as a species.

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    • Mustang Says:

      You’re probably right, Kid. At some future time, another intelligent species will come along to assess whatever happened to the humans. They’ll no doubt conclude, as predicted by George Carlin, that plastic bags kicked our butts off the planet.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        Had the alien travelers seen enough and left after witnessing so many heads roll down the steps of the pyramids in Mesoamerica? Most scholars of Pre-Columbian civilization see human sacrifice among the Aztecs as a part of the long cultural tradition of human sacrifice in Mesoamerica (various sources.) While the ancients may be forgiven for offering their victims to please and appease their angry gods today the left knows god doesn’t exist but they sacrifice their victims-the young- out of sheer political expediency. Shame shame shame shame

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    • Mustang Says:

      One thought about suicide: mental and physical anguish sometimes causes individuals to take their own lives. When others conspire to cause that anguish, isn’t that murder?

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  7. John Says:

    You mention that the decisions made by some pre-adolescents are stupid …I agree but also would like to point out that some fully grown adults with supposedly completely developed brains also make stupid decisions. LOL

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    • Mustang Says:

      True, John … “mature” people make dumb decisions. In such cases, we can shake our heads and say, “go forth and prosper.” Children, aged 6 through 12 and adolescents 13-18 are completely different matters. What kind of a society do we have if we do not protect our children … if we in fact conspire against them?

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  8. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    This, the covid shots, and other practices prove to me that the general population is being used as a massive test bed for bad ideas. Like evil mad scientists (Bwahahaha) are in charge of society.

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  9. Linda Says:

    This gender or non gender stuff has to do with the true hate of America, just -lain and simple…and lets not even mention the word evil and satan walking freely. These folks (parents) are so confused with the world and NOT with the word. I am going to keep saying this; There are no political solutions to a spiritual war and that is where we are; good vs evil. Apparently these folks have never read the Bible.

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    • Ed Bonderenka Says:

      We battle not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities of the air.
      But I’m willing to take out some flesh and blood that serve them.

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    • John Says:

      Some people who have read the bible for 40 years or more have never learned anything from readit it either.. and as to the Transgender question, it is simple… God made male and female and He did not give either the male or the female permission to change their gender. The only true transgenders are those few and rare cases where people are born with the gentalia of both genders .. very rare .. and those who are claiming to be transgender just because they want to be something other than what they were created to be are practicing abomination in the sight of God.

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      • Linda Says:

        so very true John…thank you.

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      • markone1blog Says:

        One thing that gets me about the “party of science” (when pushing COVID, climate change, and other tripe) is how they ignore the science. They ignore the fact that our gender is imprinted on every strand of DNA.

        Last week, they ignored that the COVID study from India involved a drug (Astra Zeneca) not approved for use in America and involved NO deaths on the part of the unmasked control group.

        This past February (when Texas — my home state — had a big freeze) they ignored the fact that it was the gas-fired plants that did not shut down and it was the eco-friendly solar and wind sources that failed.

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      • markone1blog Says:

        These bits of ignorance, of course, do not minimize the evil inherent behind the acts.

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      • kidme37 Says:

        Unless XX chromosomes can be changed into XY’s or vice-versa. It’s only plastic surgery, which I think is the reason many commit suicide.

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      • John Says:

        All they really do when they get “The Operation” is mutilate themselves.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Throughout time, parents have not always been kind, loving parents to their children. In fact, some have been horrible, which produces a cycle that lasts … for far too long. There are good, loving, kind parents, of course, and perhaps they outnumber the horrid ones. I’ve always believed that what matters most is not where you started off your life, but where you ended up in your life. But that only addresses “normal” home environments. There is nothing normal about allowing the sexual disfigurement of one’s children. You’re right Linda — it is pure evil. I simply do not understand how any parent who is not themselves a psychotic gumball could stand by and allow their child to become sexually and psychologically disfigured. I don’t understand a country in which the law conspires against children and adolescents and does so without the participation of their parents.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I don’t understand a country that is blasting through a bill that will destroy our country that no one has read and allowing the “hordes” invading our country without a mention.
        The world is filled with evilness… but to destroy our children is a special kind of evil.

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      • Linda Says:

        its because Judeo Christianity is no longer the norm. The gvt. is truly evil…so many diff. thoughts on to why etc.

        Liked by 7 people

      • kidme37 Says:

        Hey, you’re not 16, 18, or 21 yet. Too young to drive, smoke, or drink. You’re only 5. Oh, you say you’re a different sex ? Well, I guess you know best!

        Liked by 5 people

      • nrringlee Says:

        The Bible is full of examples of suicidal societies. We live in one now. As those suicidal ideologies collapse under their own contradictions we shall see folks either dash over the cliff or rush toward the Church. We know the answer. But it is a hard one. Many will continue to wallow in sin and depravity because that path is comfortable and they are in large company, legion company. For those of us who just say no our path will be hard as well. But we know the eternal outcome in advance.

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      • Mustang Says:

        I think it was John Wayne who once observed, “Life is tough but it’s even tougher when you’re stupid.” Right now, I’d say the stupid outnumber the rest of us.

        Liked by 4 people

    • kidme37 Says:

      I think it’s always been good vs evil. In fact, I say that regardless of ones thoughts about God, Religion, etc, you cannot deny the good vs evil, so pick a side.

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