Prescribe “Puberty Blockers” or Lose Your Job: A Doctor’s New Dilemma?

Yesterday, I described the dangers of “puberty blockers,” powerful drugs prescribed off-label to prevent gender dysphoric children from undergoing natural puberty. In that article, I focused on the implications of these drugs for children and parents. Today, I would like to highlight the problems these treatments will eventually present for physicians. As puberty blockers become more mainstream, not only will more parents pursue these treatments, but more physicians may be asked to prescribe these drugs off-label to their patients. This presents a serious ethical and legal dilemma. Can physicians who object to the treatment due to its side effects, long-term

WaPo Is Wrong: Planned Parenthood Can (And Should!) Be Replaced

The Washington Post has been busy this week going to bat for Planned Parenthood. With the abortion giant potentially in danger of being defunded under a new Republican healthcare plan, WaPo has been working hard to convince its readers of the apparent dangers should this come to pass. On Monday, the news outlet published an article entitled “Defunding Planned Parenthood could overwhelm other clinics, leave women with few options.” And just two days later, their editorial board proclaimed: “There’s No Way to Replace Planned Parenthood.” Unfortunately for WaPo, a world without Planned Parenthood wouldn’t be nearly as grim as the

Puberty Blockers and Gender Dysphoria: 5 Facts Every Parent Should Know

Despite popular reception by LGBT advocacy groups, the efficacy of puberty blocking drugs in treating gender dysphoria is questionable at best, and outright dangerous at worst. Before conceding to the hype, take a look at five important facts about transition-affirming hormone therapies: 1.) There is no medical consensus on transition-affirming treatments for gender dysphoria. The term “gender dysphoria” replaced the term “gender identity disorder” in 2013. This change represented a seismic shift in how we think and talk about gender. “Gender identity disorder” indicates a deviation from the norm where one’s mental state is incongruous with reality, whereas “gender dysphoria”

Did Texas Just Invent a Better Way to Defund Planned Parenthood?

With the odds of Congress repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood before August recess getting slimmer by the day, lawmakers in Texas are thinking outside the box. If approved, their unconventional method of defunding Planned Parenthood could be implemented in states across the country. Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott submitted a waiver requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approve federal funding for his state’s family planning program which excludes abortions. Initially a joint state-federal program, Texas’s family planning program began in 2007 as the “Women’s Health Program,” but has since been re-named “Healthy Texas Women.”

The Secret to Repealing Obamacare? Make Politicians Use It, Too.

July 4th has come and gone, but Obamacare is still the law of the land. Despite Senate Republicans’ assurance that health care would be put up for a vote before the fireworks, American families are unable celebrate their independence from Obamacare’s skyrocketing premiums and dwindling insurance options. But while the media is relishing in the Republican Congress’s inability to repeal a law they’ve been campaigning against for years, the fact is, breaking the health care gridlock might not be so complicated. It might even be easy. The secret to repealing Obamacare is likely hiding in plain sight — President Trump

New Study Reveals Dangers of Suppressing Puberty in Transgender Children

A new scientific study published by The New Atlantis details the dangerous effects of puberty suppression in treating gender dysphoria, challenging the ideological claim of the LGBT movement that pre-pubescent children should pursue such therapies as early as possible in order to realize their “true” gender. The paper, “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria,” was written by a team of three experts: Dr. Paul W. Hruz, a professor at Washington University School of Medicine; Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, a scholar in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor at Arizona State

5 Congresswomen Just Praised Trump’s Plan to End Contraception Mandate

Even though they are women and therefore, according to the Left, ought to be pro- “women’s health” (code words for abortion and contraception), they are nonetheless arguing that it is unacceptable to force others to pay for contraceptives. Doing so is a violation of the First Amendment’s right to religious freedom, they say. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.), and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) recently authored a joint letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price voicing their support of President Trump’s draft proposal to rollback required employer contraceptive coverage under Obamacare. The

Sex or “Gender Identity”? US Doctors Can’t Seem to Decide

At its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced new policies aimed at “broadening how gender identity is defined within medicine and how transgender patients are treated by society.” However, the two biggest changes are actually contradictory to each other. The group, which represents over 200,000 doctors, adopted a policy of opposition to any restrictions blocking a transgender person from “accessing basic human services and public facilities in line with one’s gender identity.” That means the AMA wants to permit males who identify as female to use women’s restrooms and vice versa. Gender identity, not biological sex,

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