Dr. Paul Hruz, a pediatric endocrinologist, recently slammed the transgender lobby for “poor science” and materially harming children by pushing transgenderism on them.
Hruz appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show last Friday and warned that trying to turn pre-teens into transgenders is dangerous to their health, the Daily Caller reported.
First, Hruz slammed the fake science pushed by transgender supporters.
“It’s fairly important to recognize that what is being put forward with the goal of truly helping these individuals that are suffering is based on very poor science and any effort to draw attention to the poor science and the potential very negative and serious consequences that these hormonal interventions really has not been given the attention they deserve,” Hruz said.
Ingraham then jumped in asking, “And the kids under the age of 18, who have not fully developed, even people who have gone through puberty, their sexual maturity in most cases hadn’t been reached, correct doctor, until maybe 23, 24, 25 years of age?”
Hruz pointed out that the real science shows that kids going through puberty are harmed by all these dangerous “therapies.”
Hruz added, added that it is dangerous to subject kids to “medical intervention that has potential [for] very serious harms to their bodies throughout the rest of their life without even considering whether there are alternative options to help them and even recognizing that a large number of children that question their gender identity are going to, if merely left alone, are going to realign their identity with their biological sex.”
Ingraham also informed viewers that studies show that “85% to 90% of children no longer experience feelings of gender dysphoria after having gone through puberty.”
To that, Dr. Hruz agreed that it is a majority of kids who lose their transgender confusions after puberty.
Hruz said it is a terrible thing to interfere with a child’s natural progression through puberty with dangerous drugs and operations.
He also said these “health” centers that deal in pushing transgenderism are extremely bad ideas.
“Well, it’s actually over 50 now, and really the amazing concern about the growth of this particular approach to dealing with children that have this transgendered identity is to adopt a single intervention that’s based on very, very poor quality science,” the Dr. said.
“And even those that are advocating for this intervention, that are involved in this intervention for children, will acknowledge that the science really has not been done to really establish what the long-term effects are and already the data that’s coming forward raises serious concerns. Not only how these children are going to normally move through the developmental stages and their identity, but the effects of the hormonal treatment on the body,” he continued.
“These children are very much being harmed,” Hruz concluded.
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