Why Puberty Blockers Are A Clear Danger To Children’s Health:

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I have written (see here and here) about physicians who push the boundaries of ethical practice by administering untested medical treatments to children and adolescents suffering from gender dysphoria (or transgender patients). Such treatments include puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and so-called sex-reassignment surgery.

Citing guidelines issued by the political advocacy group World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), these physicians admit that the effects of cross-sex hormones are generally irreversible. Vulnerable patients who agree to this treatment are thus crossing the Rubicon into permanent bodily impairment.

However, most doctors insist that puberty blockers are safe and fully reversible, so that patients who decide not to continue with the “transition” can get their healthy bodies back. But mounting medical evidence shows the fallacy of the cavalier implication that puberty blockers are as harmless as aspirin and can be discontinued with as little effect.

Time To ‘Explore Their Identity,’ But At What Cost?

One of the puberty blockers frequently administered to girls who identify as boys (female-to-male, or FtM) is called Lupron. Lupron belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotrophin hormone-releasing (GnRH) agonists and is used to suppress estrogen production, thereby delaying the physical changes of puberty in a pre-pubescent female patient.

The argument is that this will give the girl more time to “explore her identity,” an easier path to physical transitioning before her body matures, and a chance to decide if she wants to pursue more serious measures such as cross-sex hormones and surgery. (More on that later.) The first claim is that Lupron is safe. But thousands of patients who have been treated with Lupron for non-sex-related conditions would disagree.

Lupron was originally Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved to treat prostate cancer, but it’s now routinely prescribed for other conditions such as endometriosis and “precocious puberty” — i.e., puberty that begins too early (generally considered under age eight for girls, under age nine for boys). Many of these patients have experienced extreme side effects that shattered their health and their lives, including severe joint pain, osteoporosis, compromised immune systems, and mental health issues such as severe depression and even suicidal ideation. The FDA has received 24,000 reports of adverse reactions, about half of which the agency has deemed serious.

Lupron manufacturer AbbVie has been fighting lawsuits over the drug for years. In one case pending in federal court in Illinois, 60-year-old Terry Paulsen claims she has endured severe medical problems related to receiving two injections of Lupron for endometriosis 14 years ago. “My body is on fire,” she said. “My joints have arthritis everywhere.” Since her Lupron treatment, Paulsen has suffered not only constant pain but strange rashes, severe osteoporosis, and multiple surgeries.

In another lawsuit, gynecologist David Redwine testified as an expert witness about the adverse effects of Lupron he has observed over 31 years of medical practice. Noting that Lupron’s suppression of the pituitary-gonadal system may affect a body’s immune response, Redwine concluded that the plaintiff in that case suffered extreme bone density loss and other symptoms as a result of being administered Lupron beginning at the age of 17.

Many Patients Suffer From Lupron-Related Side Effects

Tragically, many other young patients have endured similar adverse effects. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on a younger patient’s trauma after receiving Lupron treatment for precocious puberty. Now 22, Brooklyn Harbin was injected with Lupron at the age of 10, and soon found herself in such severe pain that she ended up a wheelchair while still in fifth grade.

Dr. Ken Sinervo, an Atlanta-area gynecologist who specializes in endometriosis surgery, reports having seen many women suffering memory loss and joint pain after Lupron treatment. He was quoted as warning that “Lupron or any of the similar types of medications should never be used in someone under the age of 21.”

But of course, all gender dysphoric patients who might be placed on Lupron to delay puberty are years younger than 21. Plus, there’s a serious added danger to using Lupron merely to stop normal puberty in a gender dysphoric child. Such treatment is “off label,” meaning the FDA hasn’t approved the drug for this purpose, nor is there reliable research showing the safety of such use.

The research and consulting firm Hayes, Inc. warned that “the literature is too sparse and the studies [that exist are] too limited to suggest conclusions” about safety and effectiveness of using Lupron and other GnRH agonists on healthy children to prevent normal puberty. The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) points out that puberty blockers alter a patient’s body in myriad ways:

In addition to preventing the development of secondary sex characteristics, GnRH agonists arrest bone growth, decrease bone accretion, prevent the sex-steroid dependent organization and maturation of the adolescent brain, and inhibit fertility by preventing the development of gonadal tissue and mature gametes for the duration of treatment.

Are Lupron’s Effects Really Reversible?

Despite all these warning flags about administering these drugs to healthy children, ideologues such as Dr. Stephen Rosenthal (who receives federal tax dollars to produce research supporting transgender-affirming treatment) see no problem with this experimentation. Rosenthal declares himself a “firm believer” in using GnRH agonists to stop normal body development in gender-confused children.

Rosenthal also insists that the effects of Lupron and other such drugs are “100 percent reversible,” a claim the true believers at WPATH support. Is this true? Mounting evidence suggests the answer is no.

The thousands of complaints about Lupron, mentioned above, show that many adverse side effects can be long-lasting, if not permanent. But even in a patient who doesn’t suffer those effects––that is, when the drug simply delays puberty without causing additional harm––the effect may not be fully reversible.

Reversibility must be considered from both a physical and a psychological perspective. Physically, a particularly problematic result is the direct effect on the pituitary gland. Redwine, the expert witness on the dangers of Lupron mentioned above, cited a study of impaired pituitary function: “The most important finding of this review comes from study M84-042. The study provides the evidence that 62.5% of patients [treated with Lupron for endometriosis] had not regained baseline estrogen levels by one year after stopping Lupron.”

In other words, the effect on the pituitary was not reversible for the majority of those patients. Endocrinologist Michael Laidlaw also warns that bone density may never recover from use of puberty blockers:

There is an exquisitely timed release and change of multiple hormones during normal puberty. Among these are growth hormone and the sex hormones which account for the growth spurt including bone growth and development. It has been shown that puberty blockers interfere with the expected increase in bone density in adolescence such that the bones are not as strong as they would be had normal pubertal development been allowed. This is due to the effect of dropping sex hormone levels to subnormal levels. These lost years of bone development cannot be regained.

Outgrowing Dysphoria Naturally

If this weren’t enough reason for parents to refuse such treatment for their minor children, Laidlaw says that “what parents should find truly terrifying is the psychological effect of this medication.” Under the traditional treatment for gender dysphoria, which involves “watchful waiting or pursuit of family and individual psychotherapy,” between 80 and 95 percent of adolescent patients outgrow their dysphoria naturally.

In other words, only 5 to 10 percent of those children remain dysphoric and go on to request further treatments. But a major study of dysphoric children who were administered puberty blockers found that 100 percent went on to request cross-sex hormones.

Why would a child whose normal puberty is short-circuited be more likely to move on to radical treatment with cross-sex hormones and perhaps surgery? Laidlaw attributes this phenomenon to “a very strong psychologically addictive component to this medication, so that once children begin taking these blockers, they never leave the road of high-dose synthetic hormones and irreversible surgeries.”

ACPeds agrees, offering a theory grounded in neuroscience and social science:

There is an obvious self-fulfilling nature to encouraging a young child with GD to socially impersonate the opposite sex and then institute pubertal suppression. Purely from a social learning point of view, the repeated behavior of impersonating and being treated as the opposite sex will make identity alignment with the child’s biologic sex less likely. This, together with the suppression of puberty that prevents further endogenous masculinization or feminization of the entire body and brain, causes the child to remain either a gender non-conforming pre-pubertal boy disguised as a pre-pubertal girl, or the reverse. Since their peers develop normally into young men or young women, these children are left psychosocially isolated. They will be less able to identify as being the biological male or female they actually are.

ACPeds concludes: “A protocol of impersonation and pubertal suppression that sets into motion a single inevitable outcome (transgender identification) that requires lifelong use of toxic synthetic hormones, resulting in infertility, is neither fully reversible nor harmless.”

Rosenthal, Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, and the other medical ideologues who plow ahead with these therapies haven’t refuted these concerns. They seem to simply ignore them. That such behavior is allowed by the medical establishment, and even funded by federal tax dollars, is a travesty. Can we sink any lower than to sacrifice children to political ideology? https://thefederalist.com/2018/12/14/puberty-blockers-clear-danger-childrens-health/

Male Actor Who Says He’s ‘Female’: If A ‘Woman’ Has A Male Sex Organ, HE A ’Biologically Female’

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– A “transgender” actor caused a stir on Twitter over the past week with a series of tweets taking the “gender fluidity” mindset to a new extreme: that even male sex organs are “biologically female” if a gender-confused man thinks he’s a woman.

Indya Moore is an actor on the FX series Pose, a drama set in late-1980s New York that incorporates transgender themes. A male described in the mainstream press as an “actress” who identifies as “a biological non binary,” Breitbart reports that Moore claimed on February 17 that if a “woman has a penis, her penis is a biologically female penis.” Follow-ups and argument ensued over the next several days.

Indya Moore@IndyaMoore

If a woman has a penis, her penis is a biologically female penis.5,4283:01 PM – Feb 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy7,676 people are talking about this

Indya Moore@IndyaMoore

Yes. https://twitter.com/Adrian_Hilton/status/1097597894570491905 …Adrian Hilton@Adrian_HiltonIf a man has vagina, is it a biologically male vagina?#AskingForAFriend https://twitter.com/IndyaMoore/status/1097269840165904384 …13210:54 AM – Feb 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy67 people are talking about this

jayne crider@lyricalprisoner · Feb 16, 2019Replying to @IndyaMoore @lovebscott

Trans women are psychological women not biological women. However they are biologically human and whatever they desire to represent is their choice.

Indya Moore@IndyaMoore

Trans women are biological women gender/sex cannot be biologically defined in absolutes.869:41 PM – Feb 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy81 people are talking about this

Indya Moore@IndyaMooreReplying to @JustinTHaskins

The definition of biologically is “in regards to biology, life, organisms , living processes, or Inheritance”2611:19 AM – Feb 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy17 people are talking about this

Stan Kerr@spjk · Feb 19, 2019Replying to @robert_gaut @IndyaMoore

Brilliant point. A transwoman must be sure his doctors know he’s biologically male. Trying to fool them could be fatal.

Indya Moore@IndyaMoore

trans people aren’t a joke. Also the ways trans people recieve treatment are gender variant are dependant upon the organs the individual has. Some trans women have prostate exams- some trans men see a gynecologist, treatment really depends on body type.111:53 AM – Feb 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Indya Moore’s other Tweets

In fact, basic biology teaches that the penis is the male sex organ, and the most obvious external indicator that someone is a man (aside from cases of hermaphroditism, which are extremely rare and don’t reflect the vast majority of “transgender” cases). Biological sex is rooted in an individual’s chromosomes and reflected in hundreds of genetic characteristics.

Nevertheless, PinkNews writer Josh Jackman claimed Moore’s position is “supported by science,” based on a study showing “the insula—a region of the brain—had a distinct volume depending on whether it was in the brain of a trans or cis subject.” Discussing the same study for LifeSiteNews last year, Michael Brown noted it was “equally possible that the MRI results point to changes in the brain because of fixations on gender resulting from gender confusion,” meaning the differences “could be the result of transgender fixations rather than the cause.”

n fact, basic biology teaches that the penis is the male sex organ, and the most obvious external indicator that someone is a man (aside from cases of hermaphroditism, which are extremely rare and don’t reflect the vast majority of “transgender” cases). Biological sex is rooted in an individual’s chromosomes and reflected in hundreds of genetic characteristics.

Nevertheless, PinkNews writer Josh Jackman claimed Moore’s position is “supported by science,” based on a study showing “the insula—a region of the brain—had a distinct volume depending on whether it was in the brain of a trans or cis subject.” Discussing the same study for LifeSiteNews last year, Michael Brown noted it was “equally possible that the MRI results point to changes in the brain because of fixations on gender resulting from gender confusion,” meaning the differences “could be the result of transgender fixations rather than the cause.”

Many questioned Moore’s reasoning and mocked his understanding of biology:

Geoffrey Miller@primalpolyReplying to @IndyaMoore

What biological evidence would lead you to change your mind about this claim? I’ll wait….34110:31 AM – Feb 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy16 people are talking about this

Larry Farlow@LarryFarlowReplying to @IndyaMoore

Over 3,600 people “liked” this. Our culture is circling the bowl.3,0045:21 AM – Feb 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy87 people are talking about this

PokinBabiesHead@pokinbabieshead · Feb 20, 2019Replying to @IndyaMoore

This shit is literally just to make people feel better and is not about biological reality

beard salmon @mamawrench

It’s the Whose Line of identity politics. Everything is made up and the points don’t matter.11:02 AM – Feb 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee beard salmon ‘s other Tweets

Kris Kaliban@Kris_Kaliban · Feb 20, 2019Replying to @IndyaMoore

So just trying to understand… Are you saying you are naturally “intersex”? As in, you have one of the conditions listed here (see ISNA link below), for example?http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency 

Kris Kaliban@Kris_Kaliban

@IndyaMoore, why did you block me when I was sincerely just trying to understand your claim of a biological link to your gender identity? I said nothing negative toward you.1:13 PM – Feb 21, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Kris Kaliban’s other Tweets

Moore’s tweets highlight a relatively recent divide on the Left, as feminists and even some homosexuals find themselves stigmatized for refusing to accept gender-confused men’s claims to womanhood. This week, the LGBT sports organization Athlete Ally severed ties with Martina Navratilova, a lesbian tennis champion and left-wing activist who argues it’s “insane and it’s cheating” to let men “just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.”


Dismantling Gender Identity: Most Common Lies Women Tell in Relationships: Proving One More Time That A Man Can Ever Be Women:

Whether it’s an effort to spare another person’s feelings or protect themselves, lying from time to time is something everyone does. But what about when that dishonesty comes from your partner? All lies, from little white untruths to serious deceit, can potentially be detrimental to a relationship. And while both men and women are capable of being untruthful to their significant other, they may not always do it for the same reasons.

Here are 10 lies women, in particular, tell.

1. How many people she’s slept with

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Unless you got married right out of college, it’s likely both you and your significant other have had more than one sexual partner. Although you know this to be true, it doesn’t mean you won’t cringe at the mention of their number. Which is why a woman might lie when questioned about her sexual history. Of course, both partners need to accept each other for who they are, and if someone’s judgmental based on the number, it’s probably time to move on.

2. Her life on social media

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Does your News Feed mostly consist of perfect couples, idyllic weddings, and dream vacations? If so, you’re not alone. In a world overrun with play-by-play updates and cyber-gloating gone mad, it’s no wonder your measly accomplishments pale in comparison. After all, your job promotion has nothing on that photo of a giggling toddler covered in spaghetti.

Daily Mail Australia reports one survey from The Works found 64% of Australian women made embellished or deceitful statements on social media, whereas only 36% of men were found to have done the same.

3. Saying she’s fine when she’s not

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In the same survey, researchers found the No. 1 lie women tell is, “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.” Anyone who’s heard these words before probably doesn’t consider it much of a punishable crime, but it is a lie, nonetheless. While it’s more acceptable in platonic relationships, such as with a co-worker, there’s no place for this little white lie in a romantic one. A woman telling her partner she’s fine when something’s weighing on her mind could end up making her feel isolated or resentful.

4. How much something cost

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Money will always be a topic of conversation, regardless of who makes more of it. So, it’s quite possible a woman may be tempted to fudge the truth as to how much that new outfit really cost. Dating coach DeAnne Lorraine told Men’s Health, “We think a man will judge us for our spending habits, and that he’ll think we’re silly or frivolous.” When it comes to money, though, it’s always best to be honest.

5. Telling her partner they’re the best she’s ever had

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Wanting to please your partner in bed is only natural, and vice versa. Maybe you’re with the person you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life, and that’s great. But the truth is, this doesn’t always mean you’ll both be the best the other’s had. One woman told CafeMom she lied to her husband about him being the best sex she’s ever had. But honestly, will telling the truth in this situation really make anything better? Probably not. In this case, fibbing may be just fine.

6. Fantasizing about someone else

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Similar to the point above, is there really anything to gain by sharing fantasies (that don’t involve each other) in the middle of sexy time? Women’s Health points out it’s very possible ladies fantasize about another person while doing the deed.

Before you go getting your undies in a twist, though, remember you can’t control your thoughts, and neither can your partner.

7. Having an orgasm

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It’s not an urban legend by any means; some women have faked an orgasm at one time or another. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, it’s still a lie. Maybe she wanted it to be over. Or, perhaps she just knew it wasn’t going to happen this time. Whatever the case, it’s possible. In fact, according to Men’s Health, 48% of women have faked the big O.

8. Never having fooled around with her friends

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Most people have good friends, both men and women, who’ve been through a lot with them. So, it’s not totally out of the question a woman will have dated one of her good friends. But before jealousy has a chance to rear its ugly head, she lies about it. If that friendship is important to her, though, Thought Catalog says there’s a good chance she’ll keep those dirty details of the past all to herself.

9. She wasn’t that into her ex

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Anyone who’s devoted a significant amount of time to someone else surely had feelings for them, even if they no longer do. Susan Shapiro Barash, author of Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets, tells Men’s Fitness, a woman may lie about how she felt about an ex for a few different reasons. She might do it to come across as a good girl, to make it seem like she wasn’t endlessly searching for the right person, or just to protect her partner’s feelings.

10. Being on birth control

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One survey asked 2,000 people about lies they’ve told or heard, and “I’m on birth control” made the list, ranking as the most severe fib. Being honest about all things related to sex is always important, no matter what. And taking chances when it comes to risking a pregnancy? Definitely not cool.

The Lie’s Of Transgender Debunking The Claim That A Women Can Be A Man, Nope It Dose Not Work That Way! 4 Types Of Men You Are NEVER Going To Change (So Stop Trying)

Stuck with a fixer-upper? It might be time to cut your losses.

Before you dedicate yourself to changing a man, take a look at these four types of men who are unchangeable. Chances are, the tiger you want to run through your “love of a good woman” rehab has no chance of ever changing his stripes.

There are four general categories of dating pain that you may encounter from different types of men. One is a potential salvageable, one is potentially dangerous, and two are projects that you could spend a lifetime on and get nowhere. Here’s the difference.

1. The Commitment Phobe


This is the guy who can’t comprehend settling down, but that doesn’t stop him from dating. He’s wired this way — commitment is PERMANENT and FOREVER, and you can NEVER get out of it. He can’t commit because what if he makes a mistake? 

This guy can’t reconcile this in his mind so he gets involved, tries to settle down, but becomes increasingly fearful and anxious as the relationship progresses. When he can’t stand it anymore, he breaks up in order to relieve his anxiety.

You can spot him by ferreting out his relationship history wherein you will see a very long line of 1-to-3-year relationships that he always exits. Usually, a commitment-phobe changes only when he reaches a point of suffering that drives him into therapy, so you might be able to influence him by breaking up before he does. But that’s a long shot, one that’s painful for you, and highly risky emotionally. It’s best to move on and search for someone who is commitment-ready.

2. The Flake


This is the guy who always leaves you hanging — he cancels dates at the last minute, constantly changes his mind about what he wants, and runs hot and cold. One day he’ll text you 10 times and then nothing for a week.

The flake is usually unstable in other areas of life — job, career, friendships and even family. He lacks a clear sense of self, and he doesn’t know who he really is or what he wants out of life or relationships. He blows with the wind and, depending on his mood, you will hear from him or maybe not.

Here’s how to spot him: he asks for dates at the last minute, usually by text message instead of a phone call. He fails to nail down the details, leaving you wondering what time you’re getting together and where you’re going. He may even be very sweet, but you will never pin him down. 

Frankly, he’s not worth the frustration. Flaky people bring drama and instability to your life. Run from this guy!

3. The Potential Stalker


This is the guy who “likes” every post or photo on your Facebook page (even the ones from 5 years ago) and wants your time and attention 24/7.The biggest problem with the potential stalker is that he’s fundamentally insecureHe fears being rejected or abandoned, and he puts out that vibe which eventually turns women off. He’s the opposite of what most women want (a man who is emotionally strong).

Here’s how to spot him: he wants way too much, way too soon. He wants to see you every day of the week and you just met. He can’t handle it if you say “not tonight.” The minute you try to push him away, he begins to act out, and sometimes that comes across as stalking behavior, but the danger is that it can escalate to violence if he’s really unbalanced.

The best thing to do is not get involved with him; you can’t rehabilitate him, and he’s potentially dangerous.

4. The Control Freak 


This guy wants to do things his way and he may gradually push your friends and family away. The control freak operates from anxiety. He’s afraid of losing control, whether it’s of you, his own sense of mastery and control, or something that is valuable to him. If he starts pushing your friends and family out, he’s dangerous and not worth rehabilitating.

Here’s how to spot a control freak: he’s relentlessly picky and wants everything (big and small) done his way. If he’s ONLY controlling in small ways (i.e., he wants to load the dishwasher his way), perhaps try salvaging the relationship.

If you love him, offer reassurance from time to time. Hug him, tell him you love him. Be lighthearted about the little things he likes to control — don’t make them a big deal. If you think he’s a good guy and worth it, accept that it is a part of him. However, if he tries to run your life, especially in important ways like telling you to quit your job or dump a good friend (and he means it), you probably won’t be able to work it out.

Most of the guys I work with are good guys and NOT one of these types of men. And there are plenty of already great men out there waiting to meet you. The truth is good men don’t need rehabbing. The real goal is to attract one of the already great guys. https://www.yourtango.com/experts/nina-atwood/4-guy-types-rehab-or-not