In the course of a few years, the United States has been totally overrun by various sectors of the LGBTI community, at an unprecedented pace and intensity. Not only has gender ideology taken the majority of political platforms by storm, it has surreptitiously entrenched itself into other influential professions, such as the medical profession.
Ever since the Supreme Court redefined marriage in late 2015, the voices of the scientific community have been silenced in order to clear a path for the multitude of gender-based political agendas which directly fly in the face of biological fact.
According to Michelle Cretella, who has served for over 17 years as a general paediatrician, there have been distressing changes to the medical community brought about by the redefinition of marriage:
Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina.
But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us—children—and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community.
Cretella, who witnessed the swift infiltration of transgender ideology in her field, goes on to discuss some of the major aspects of the transition:
Pediatric “gender clinics” are considered elite centers for affirming children who are distressed by their biological sex. This distressful condition, once dubbed gender identity disorder, was renamed “gender dysphoria” in 2013.
In 2014, there were 24 of these gender clinics, clustered chiefly along the east coast and in California. One year later, there were 40 across the nation.
With 215 pediatric residency programs now training future pediatricians in a transition-affirming protocol and treating gender-dysphoric children accordingly, gender clinics are bound to proliferate further.
What is alarming about this proliferation of gender clinics and the push for gender transition is that it comes at the same time the US Department of Health and Human Services, the government’s health department, stated that “there is not enough evidence to determine whether gender reassignment surgery improves health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with gender dysphoria.”
Lest anyone be mistaken, this was a decision of the Department of Health and Human Services under former US President Barack Obama, himself a vocal LGBTI activist. Yet, even this was not enough to make the gender ideologists take notice:
Last summer, the federal government stated that it would not require Medicare and Medicaid to cover transition-affirming procedures for children or adults because medical experts at the Department of Health and Human Services found the risks were often too high, and the benefits too unclear. Undeterred by these findings, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health has pressed ahead, claiming—without any evidence—that these procedures are “safe.”
Two leading pediatric associations—the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Endocrine Society—have followed in lockstep, endorsing the transition affirmation approach even as the latter organization concedes within its own guidelines that the transition-affirming protocol is based on low evidence.
The LGBTI lobby has extended far beyond its original sphere. Originally demanding legal “equality” – defined as the right to redefine marriage to fit their standards – the radical lobby silenced healthy debate in the realm of politics, and has continued trying to silence “healthy” debate in the realm of health itself! Establishing political correctness as the ultimate moral truth, they have managed to make even the opinion of the medical community seem barbaric and oppressive.
This was one of the unintended consequences of redefining marriage.
Once true discourse was destroyed, it was only a short amount of time before other expansive platforms experienced the same treatment. The world of science is being re-established to cater to the transgender sector of the LGBTI community. Tossing long standing facts out the window, identity politics are now the basis on which people are diagnosed. Rational thought and fact-based arguments are no longer acceptable, as doctors and nurses are pressured to play to the politically correct culture.
There is no doubt that this epidemic will continue throughout the United States, sweeping away logic and rationality in order to make everyone feel ‘accepted’. And if we do not stand up for marriage, it will sweep Australia as well.
The facts are all there. If Australia kowtows to these radical agendas, we can be certain that the insidious forces – which are crippling the American public – will also plague the citizens of Australia.