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Reliance on feelings over facts when it comes to studying and treating children who think they're transgender

What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children Who Think They Are Transgender


By —— Bio and Archives--November 10, 2017

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Doctors, feeling, facts, Transgenders
Cross-sex hormones used to replace the normal pubertal process can cause cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancers, says Dr. Michelle Cretella. (Photo: Vast Photography/Newscom)

Three doctors, specializing in pediatrics, biology, and psychiatry, are criticizing what they say is the reliance on feelings over facts when it comes to studying and treating children who think they’re transgender.

Biological sex is not ‘assigned. Biological [sex] is imprinted by our DNA at the moment of conception

In a panel discussion at The Heritage Foundation, the doctors said the transgender ideology permeating society today is hurting children and undermining scientific research.

Ryan Anderson, senior research fellow in American principles and public policy at The Heritage Foundation, hosted the Oct. 11 panel with Drs. Michelle Cretella, Paul Hruz, and Allan Josephson.

Cretella, president of the Gainesville, Florida-based American College of Pediatricians, outlined her definition of what determines a child’s sex.

“Biological sex is not ‘assigned,’” she said. “Biological [sex] is imprinted by our DNA at the moment of conception, and it’s [in] every single cell in our bodies.” It comes down to chromosomes, she explained: If you have a Y chromosome, you’re a boy. If you don’t, you’re a girl.—More…

 

 



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