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September 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) calls upon the pediatric profession to exercise caution in following the recent recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to indiscriminately validate all “gender identities” in children. Without addressing the possibility of a child being transiently or pathologically confused, the AAP instructs pediatricians to always validate such feelings as normal, even to the point of prescribing dangerous hormones and performing surgical sex changes on young children. This posture blindly embraces the unscientific mantra of a recent “movement” that is destructive to children.

“Do No Harm” is a basic tenet of the medical profession. In his recent Op-Ed, former AAP and ACPeds president, Dr. Joseph Zanga, pleads with the pediatric profession to fully embrace this principle in the care of children who identify themselves as transgender. Dr. Zanga states, 

Endorsing sex change for children as normal will inevitably lead more children to puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures they will “choose” a lifetime of toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider surgical mutilation of healthy body parts all for a condition that – in the vast majority of cases – would have resolved naturally by late adolescence.

He concludes, “The pediatric health profession has arrived at a crossroads. Do we stand firm in the practice of good ethical Medicine or do we follow the crowd? This is a simple question. First, do no harm.”

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