Latest Research on Puberty Blockers – Ryan T. Anderson

This article posted in its entirety below by Ryan T. Anderson tells about the Latest Research on Puberty Blockers

Increasingly, gender therapists and physicians argue that children as young as nine should be given puberty-blocking drugs if they experience gender dysphoria.

But a new article by three medical experts reveals that there is little scientific evidence to support such a radical procedure.

The article, “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria,” published in The New Atlantis, discusses over 50 peer-reviewed studies on gender dysphoria in children.

It is co-authored by 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 University; and Dr. Paul R. McHugh, university distinguished service professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Last year, Mayer and McHugh published an extensive report on sexuality and gender in general. Now, working with Hruz, an expert on pediatrics, they focus on children.

As I explain in my forthcoming book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” the best biology, psychology, and philosophy all support an understanding of sex as a bodily reality, and of gender as a social manifestation of bodily sex.

Biology isn’t bigotry, and we need a sober and honest assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. This is especially true with children.

And yet, pediatric gender clinics—and therapeutic interventions on children—are on the rise. In the past 10 years, dozens of pediatric gender clinics have sprung up throughout the United States.

In 2007, Boston Children’s Hospital “became the first major program in the United States to focus on transgender children and adolescents,” as its own website brags.

Seven years later, 33 gender clinics had opened their doors to our nation’s children, telling parents that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones may be the only way to prevent teen suicides.

Never mind that according to the best studies—the ones that even transgender activists themselves cite—80 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria will come to identify with and embrace their bodily sex.

Never mind that 41 percent of people who identify as transgender will attempt suicide at some point in their lives, compared to 4.6 percent of the general population.

Never mind that people who have had transition surgery are 19 times more likely than average to die by suicide.

These statistics should stop us in our tracks. Clearly, we must work to find ways to effectively prevent these suicides and address the underlying causes. We certainly shouldn’t be encouraging children to “transition.”

The sad reality is that while the number of pediatric gender clinics is growing, very little is known about gender identity in children—and many therapies amount to little more than experimentation on minors.

Professional standards of care are being promulgated that state children should receive puberty-blocking drugs at as young as age 9, and cross-sex hormones at age 16—but there have been no controlled clinical trials on puberty blocking for gender dysphoria, and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved these drugs for treatment of gender dysphoria.

Meanwhile, despite claims by advocates, there is no evidence that puberty blocking is “reversible,” nor that it is harmless. Most concerning of all is that these treatments run the risk that children may persist in their gender dysphoria.

Blocking Puberty Could Cause Children to Persist in Gender Dysphoria

In their new article, Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain that transgender-affirming treatments of children “may drive some children to persist in identifying as transgender when they might otherwise have, as they grow older, found their gender to be aligned with their sex.”

As the doctors note, “Gender identity for children is elastic (that is, it can change over time) and plastic (that is, it can be shaped by forces like parental approval and social conditions).”

As a result, if “the increasing use of gender-affirming care does cause children to persist with their identification as the opposite sex, then many children who would otherwise not need ongoing medical treatment would be exposed to hormonal and surgical interventions.”

Whereas 80 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria will come to identify with and embrace their biological sex, none of the children placed on puberty blockers in the Dutch clinic that pioneered this treatment came to identify with their biological sex. All of them persisted in their transgender identity.

Indeed, as Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain, for children placed on puberty blockers, “[r]ather than resuming biologically normal puberty, these adolescents generally go from suppressed puberty to medically conditioned cross-sex puberty, when they are administered cross-sex hormones at approximately age 16.”

The doctors worry that transgender-affirming treatment, puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones “may have solidified the feelings of cross-gender identification in these patients, leading them to commit more strongly to sex reassignment than they might have if they had received a different diagnosis or a different course of treatment.”

The Dutch doctors who pioneered puberty blocking as a treatment for gender dysphoria argue that it would give a child “more time to explore their gender identity, without the distress of the developing secondary sex characteristics.”

This is an odd argument. As Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain, “It presumes that natural sex characteristics interfere with the ‘exploration’ of gender identity, when one would expect that the development of natural sex characteristics might contribute to the natural consolidation of one’s gender identity.”

The rush of one’s natural sex hormone and the bodily development that takes place during puberty may be the very thing that helps a developing boy or girl come to appreciate and identify with their bodily sex. And yet puberty blockers would prevent this from taking place.

Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh highlight the possibility that “the interference with normal pubertal development will influence the gender identity of the child by reducing the prospects for developing a gender identity corresponding to his or her biological sex.”

>>> For more on this, see Ryan T. Anderson’s forthcoming book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.”

So the treatments proposed by transgender activists—social transition followed by puberty suppression, cross-sex hormones, and possibly surgery—make it more likely that children will engage in self-reinforcing activity that may make desistance less likely. Anything that would encourage a child to persist in identifying as transgender should give us pause.

As Hruz explained to a federal court:

Desistance (i.e. reversion to gender identity concordant with sex) provides the greatest lifelong benefit and is the outcome in the majority of patients and should be maintained as a desired goal. Any intervention that interferes with the likelihood of resolution is unwarranted and potentially harmful.

Puberty Blocking Is Experimental 

Not only does a trans-affirming therapeutic approach run the risk of prolonging transgender identities in children who otherwise would have grown out of them, so too it is entirely experimental. It is not supported by any rigorous science. And there is no way of knowing if it is even safe, let alone effective.

Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh respond to the promotion of these standards of care by various activist—and, sadly, professional—organizations:

Reading these various guidelines gives the impression that there is a well-established scientific consensus about the safety and efficacy of the use of puberty-blocking agents for children with gender dysphoria, and that parents of such children should think of it as a prudent and scientifically proven treatment option. But whether blocking puberty is the best way to treat gender dysphoria in children remains far from settled and it should be considered not a prudent option with demonstrated effectiveness but a drastic and experimental measure.

Experimental medical treatments for children must be subject to especially intense scrutiny, since children cannot provide legal consent to medical treatment of any kind (parents or guardians must consent for their child to receive treatment), to say nothing of consenting to become research subjects for testing an unproven therapy. In the case of gender dysphoria, however, the safety and efficacy of puberty-suppressing hormones is not well founded on evidence … Whether puberty suppression is safe and effective when used for gender dysphoria remains unclear and unsupported by rigorous scientific evidence.

The sad reality is that prolonged puberty suppression as a treatment for gender dysphoria has “been accepted so rapidly by much of the medical community, apparently without scientific scrutiny, that there is reason to be concerned about the welfare of children who are receiving it, as well as reason to question the veracity of some of the claims made to support its use—such as the assertion that it is physiologically and psychologically ‘reversible.’”

Puberty Blocking Isn’t ‘Reversible’

Indeed, the way that activists talk makes it seem like normal human development is an irreversible problem, but interfering with development is a cautionary and fully reversible step.

But actually the opposite is true, as Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain:

This turns the normal language of reversibility on its head, speaking of the natural process of biological development as an irreversible series of problems that medicine should seek to prevent, while presenting the intervention—puberty suppression—as benign and reversible.

But doctors have no way of knowing whether these treatments truly are reversible, because very few people have ever sought to have them reversed: “There are virtually no published reports, even case studies, of adolescents withdrawing from puberty-suppressing drugs, and then resuming the normal pubertal development typical for their sex.

Or, at least, perhaps not in a normal way. After all, as Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain, “In developmental biology, it makes little sense to describe anything as ‘reversible.’”

Going through a developmental process at age 20 that should take place at age 10 is not the same thing. So talk about these treatments being reversible is inherently misleading.

And yet all of the major activist groups—and many professional groups—perpetuate this claim.

But as Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh illustrate, “If a child does not develop certain characteristics at age 12 because of a medical intervention, then his or her developing those characteristics at age 18 is not a ‘reversal,’ since the sequence of development has already been disrupted.”

In essence, doctors are engaging in a giant experiment on minors by blocking their maturation, and they are doing this without even coming close to the ethical standards demanded in other areas of medicine.

So while the “claim that the initial treatments are reversible may make them seem less drastic,” this claim “is not well supported by evidence.”

As Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh explain, “It remains unknown whether or not ordinary sex-typical puberty will resume following the suppression of puberty in patients with gender dysphoria.”

Puberty Blocking May Have Long-Term Health Consequences

There are also long-term health risks associated with the use of puberty blockers for gender dysphoria, though no one really knows all of the potential consequences, since this use has not been rigorously studied.

Nevertheless, as the doctors explain, “some of the known effects of puberty suppression on physiologically normal children are what you would expect from alterations made to that critical stage of human development.”

In both boys and girls, it negatively impacts their growth rates in terms of height. Children placed on puberty blockers also have an increased risk of low bone-mineral density. Hruz notes that “[o]ther potential adverse effects include disfiguring acne, high blood pressure, weight gain, abnormal glucose tolerance, breast cancer, liver disease, thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease.”

And, of course, all of the children who persist in their transgender identity and take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones will be infertile.

Here’s how McHugh, Hruz, and Mayer, citing sources for each claim, put it in their Supreme Court brief:

Puberty suppression hormones prevent the development of secondary sex characteristics, arrest bone growth, decrease bone accretion, prevent full organization and maturation of the brain, and inhibit fertility. Cross-gender hormones increase a child’s risk for coronary disease and sterility. Oral estrogen, which is administered to gender dysphoric boys, may cause thrombosis, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, hypertriglyceridemia, elevated blood pressure, decreased glucose tolerance, gallbladder disease, prolactinoma, and breast cancer. Similarly, testosterone administered to gender dysphoric girls may negatively affect their cholesterol; increase their homocysteine levels (a risk factor for heart disease); cause hepatotoxicity and polycythemia (an excess of red blood cells); increase their risk of sleep apnea; cause insulin resistance; and have unknown effects on breast, endometrial and ovarian tissues. Finally, girls may legally obtain a mastectomy at sixteen, which carries with it its own unique set of future problems, especially because it is irreversible.

Not surprisingly, given how little we know, the use of drugs for puberty suppression for children with gender dysphoria is not FDA-approved. But the off-label prescription of such drugs is legal.

The bottom line for Hruz, Mayer, and McHugh is that “we frequently hear from neuroscientists that the adolescent brain is too immature to make reliably rational decisions, but we are supposed to expect emotionally troubled adolescents to make decisions about their gender identities and about serious medical treatments at the age of 12 or younger.”

This new article in The New Atlantis should make all of us pause before embracing radical medical treatments for children.

As I explain in “When Harry Became Sally,” the most helpful therapies focus not on achieving the impossible—changing bodies to conform to thoughts and feelings—but on helping people accept and even embrace the truth about their bodies and reality.

Rejecting human nature has real human costs.

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Dangerous Drug Trial to be tested on Children – Urgent Press Release – Call to Action


NIH Study Harming Young Children – New Parent Coalition Urges Immediate Moratorium

April 9, 2019: In an urgent request sent just four days ago to​ ​Dr. ​Jerry Menikoff, ​Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), the ​Kelsey Coalition​ called for an immediate moratorium on a $5.7-million taxpayer-funded NIH study, ​The Impact of Early Medical Treatment in Transgender Youth.

This NIH study is a five-year observational experiment in which children are treated with powerful drugs to treat a non-medical condition. The basis for inclusion in the study is little more than a child’s self-identification as transgender. There is no control group.

The OHRP responded yesterday that the Office will “start a review.”

Young children in the study are given puberty-blocking drugs; older children, cross-sex hormones. There is neither FDA approval, nor a single safety study, to support the use of these medications by healthy children and adolescents. According to Dr. Michael Laidlaw, medical consultant to the Coalition,“These drugs will radically alter their endocrine systems, impact sexual function, and fertility, while putting them at increased risk of developing other serious medical health conditions.”

Dr. Laidlaw sent Dr. Menikoff information that he obtained through a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request:

In 2017, the protocol was changed mid-study: the minimum age for cross-sex hormone inclusion was decreased from age thirteen to age eight. According to the 2018 progress report, 19 children have been recruited into the new 8-12 year-old cohort.

The Kelsey Coalition contends this trial is unethical and violates laws protecting human subjects. Dr. Michael Laidlaw, Dr. William Malone, and Mr. Hacsi Horvath signed the letter to OHRP on behalf of the Coalition. A copy of the letter is available upon request.

The Kelsey Coalition urges concerned citizens to support their call for an immediate moratorium. A ​detailed action plan​ can be found on their website.

The Kelsey Coalition is​ a national group representing hundreds of parents whose transgender-identifying children have been harmed by physicians, therapists, and clinics.​ Dr. Michael Laidlaw is a board-certified endocrinologist practicing in California and serves as the medical consultant for the Kelsey Coalition. Dr. William Malone is the Medical Director of the St. Luke’s Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic. Mr. Hacsi Horvath is an expert in research synthesis methods, critical appraisal and public health guideline development. During his career at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Horvath managed the Cochrane Review Group on HIV/AIDS, and worked closely for many years with World Health Organization (WHO) colleagues to develop and update global HIV guidelines.

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Russia TV 1 Tries to Make Sense of Transgender Child Abuse

English Transcript (via Google Translate)

In the United States, in one of the most conservative states, Texas, with the cult of traditional values, there is a loud family scandal. Who is a six-year-old child – a boy or a girl – to be decided by the court. About this story Channel One told in the fall.

According to statistics, in the USA almost 1.5 million adults and 150 thousand teenagers consider themselves to be transgender people. How many such children are not specified. Doctors of special clinics willingly accept young patients – the sooner they begin therapy, the better.

For a fashionable short haircut father of James, he is in the next barber’s chair, can go to jail. And it’s not a joke. James has a middle name, Luna. So the child is called by the mother, who believes that her son is a daughter.

“I am obliged to use only the female pronoun“ she ”, only the name Luna. If I refuse to do this, I may be prevented from seeing my child and even arrested. Just for calling my son James, ”says Jeff Younger.

So decided the court, which turned the former wife of Jeff. After the couple divorced, the woman began to inspire the boy that he was a girl. The video was shot three years ago, when the child was three years old:

Father: You’re a boy, right?

James: No, I’m a girl.

Father: Who told you that you are a girl?

James: Mama.

Father: Why?

James: I like girls.

James is now six. All this time he has a double life. The court supported the demand of the mother, even though the child behaves like a normal boy with his father – he wears men’s clothes, loves to hit the ball, boyish games. The first channel was convinced of this:

Yulia: What kind of sport do you like?

James: I love wrestling!

Yulia: Which one?

James: Hand-to-hand combat!

When a child with his mother Anna – he reincarnates into a girl. In the church and school, James is known as the moon, even in school documents the name is changed.

“She dresses him in women’s clothes, paints his nails, buys women’s shoes. When I talk to him on Skype and he and his mother, he is in makeup. His eyelashes and lips are made up, ”says Jeff Younger.

Since Jeff refuses to consider his son a daughter, his ex-wife is now trying to limit his parental rights through court. And at the same time obliged to pay the process of changing the sex. In Texas, the first in the Wild West clinic for transgender children has recently opened.

Texas is one of the most conservative American states. Remember the movies about cowboys and wild west saloons? Texas has always been associated with the place where real macho live.

Now, in promotional videos, teens tell how a boy becomes a girl and vice versa. Jeff claims that his son is already registered at the clinic. To communicate with our film crew of Channel One, its representatives refused.

“They offer a procedure for the hormonal suppression of puberty. They use hormonal drugs. Boys stop growing genitals, “- says Jeff Younger.

In fact, the son of Jeff in the case of a positive decision of the court faces chemical castration. This is an exclusive interview for Channel One as a cry of despair!

“In the West, there is a huge campaign for the normalization of all types of abnormal manifestations of gender. In fact, it is undermining traditional values. In my opinion, this goal is the same – the destruction of the family. In my case, this led to the woman single-handedly deciding to make a girl out of a boy and wants to castrate him. And I can do nothing. It seems incredible, but it is, ”explains Jeff Younger.

His ex-wife, by the way, a well-known pediatrician in the city, avoids the attention of journalists in every way. While Channel One was filming her workplace, she called the police. Residents of a small Texan town in which the child lives are shocked by what is happening.

Joe and Sarah Scott even created a website in defense of James on the Internet.

“You can’t drive a car until you’re 16 years old. You cannot get a tattoo until you are 18. You cannot buy alcohol until you are 21 years old. Why is sex change wrong? After all, it changes all my life. A child should not make such decisions, ”stresses Sarah Scott.

That is what Jeff is trying to prove in court. And since American law is a precedent, the fate of not only six years old James from Texas, but also a huge number of children in modern America depends on the outcome of this process.

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I Was Told There Would Be No Math: The Culture Wars and Statistical Significance

Want to know how we got junk transgender science? Psychologists know how to do math, but they don’t know how to judge math.

It would be funny, but it’s children they’re torturing.

Finally, scientists and statisticians revolt against the tyranny of p-values as a measure of statistical significance.

Let’s be clear about what must stop: we should never conclude there is ‘no difference’ or ‘no association’ just because a P value is larger than a threshold such as 0.05 or, equivalently, because a confidence interval includes zero. Neither should we conclude that two studies conflict because one had a statistically significant result and the other did not. These errors waste research efforts and misinform policy decisions.

Amrhein, Valentin, Sander Greenland, and Blake McShane. “Scientists Rise up against Statistical Significance.” Nature,567, no. 7748 (March 2019): 305.

Trust me, you have no idea how many bad ideas are justified by the sizeless stare of statistical significance. But none even approach the level of abuse that p-values engender.

Just look at the history of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The Manual determines the editorial standards for thousands of journals in psychology, education, and related disciplines. It sets standards in criminal forensics, social work, and large parts of psychiatric research. It’s the tax-code of psychological research.

The fifth edition of the Manual still enforces the error of rejecting research if p > 0.5 or t < 2.0. That’s math gobbledegook for “it’s probably mere chance or there’s not much difference between populations.” Neither of those claims are justified by p- or t-values alone. Yet, they are the main criteria for publishing in psychology research journals.

And you can always meet these tests! It’s called p-hacking. The basic error is to shirk the responsibility for producing a causal theory for claims. P-hackers assume that significance is in the numerical description rather than in causes. Try it interactively yourself. You too can hack p-values for fun and profit!

As you manipulated all those variables in the p-hacking exercise above, you shaped your result by exploiting what psychologists Uri Simonsohn, Joseph Simmons and Leif Nelson call “researcher degrees of freedom,” the decisions scientists make as they conduct a study. These choices include things like which observations to record, which ones to compare, which factors to control for, or, in your case, whether to measure the economy using employment or inflation numbers (or both). Researchers often make these calls as they go, and often there’s no obviously correct way to proceed, which makes it tempting to try different things until you get the result you’re looking for.

Aschw, Christie, and en. “Science Isn’t Broken.” FiveThirtyEight(blog), August 19, 2015.

That’s how you get grown-up men claiming that we must chemically castrate James to save his life. Experts testified about James. They said if we don’t say he is a girl and get him ready for chemical castration, he would die. Seriously. They testified to that.

These transgender child-abusers masquerading as scientists cherry-pick observations, populations, and variables until they get the result that furthers their anti-family ideology – a result completely at odds with direct observation, normal ideas about causation, and common sense.

 Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), James’ “mother”, has experts. They have hacked the statistics against all common sense. We have to hire experts to show how they have misinterpreted and lied about the data.

It’s expensive. Please help us overturn the ridiculous research practices in psychology that are abusing children. That’s the only way we can Save James.

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The Pattern of Expansion

Anne Georgulas changed James from a boy to a girl on her business website.

Consider how courts came to accept transgender child abuse as normal. The child-abuse-left identified traditional child rearing practices as vital for maintaining Christian practices. Christian teachings are based on biological sex not gender. The child-abuse-left located a grievance class of people, transgender persons who do not base their identity on biological sex. They are very few in number.

They got the American Psychological Association (APA) and other professional bodies to recognize their grievances as a class. Eventually, through bureaucratic and political action not scientific methods, they convinced the APA to reclassify transgenderism as a normal human type. For children this was the change from gender identity disorder to gender dysphoria. Dysphoria is the discomfort felt when your society does not accept your “normal” human variation.

They then set about, by dubious means, to demonstrate that transgenderism is a status not a practice or mere discomfort. Transgenderism became something one was born with. They claimed that transgenderism is so immutable that any attempt to change it is sure to provoke suicide.

Once the transgender status was accepted, transgender advocates began to attach rights to the status. These rights stem not from the ancient and customary practices of the people, but from abstract ideas about abstract interests. They went to court to secure these new rights under existing legal frameworks, such as civil rights laws, discrimination law, etc.

Together with the professional bodies like the APA and the courts, they have forced parents and teachers and everyone to pretend that a boy is a girl. That it’s good to castrate young boys with hormone blockers. That it’s good to cut off the breasts of teen-aged girls.

They have not convinced anyone, but they have been successful in forcing people to go along with it. Eventually, it is thought, transgender child abuse will just become normal, it’ll become normal to sexually mutilate children.

The same pattern has repeated for other issues. Social deconstruction follows a pattern.

  1. Identify a tradition.
  2. Create a grievance class, no matter how small, in opposition to the foundational practices of the tradition.
  3. Get organizations of influence, usually professional bodies or government agencies, to recognize the grievance class.
  4. Create a plausible case that the practices of the grievance class are normal human variation and should be more tolerated. Suppress any discussion of potentially anti-social problems with the grievance class’ practices.
  5. Convert the practices of the grievance class into a status. This is usually accomplished by claiming something innate and immutable about the grievance class.
  6. Convert the discussion from one of toleration to one of rights.
  7. Use “professional” bodies and the courts to construe the new status and rights as within the bounds of existing rights laws.
  8. Force everyone to accept the previously anti-social practices of the grievance class.

We are often asked, “How could this be happening? Isn’t this illegal?”

No, it isn’t. But if you know how things come to be, you can learn how to prevent those things. We want to give you a framework to understand how we as a country came to this sorry state in the courts and schools, a state in which children are chemically castrated by puberty blockers, where children are sexually mutilated, where they are lied to about their own sexual identity.

James at church with his father, Jeff Younger.

If you have a social issue you care about, know the stage you’re in. Momentum gathers from one stage to another. The later stages require lots of money and help from conservative foundations. That kind of help is rarely available in family court, where most child transgender issues are settled.

That’s why we need your help. We can tell you what we’ve learned, how to spot trouble in your schools, and how to take action and stop it. But we’re trying to save the life of a little boy named James, too.

We’re going against the most powerful political force in the United States to Save James. Our adversaries are practiced, well funded, and they mean to ruin James’ life. Help us pay for our expert witnesses and court expenses. If we lose, thousands of kids will lose.

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Parents Refuse To Facilitate ‘Sex Change’ Of Autistic Son, So Authorities Threaten To Put Him In Foster Care

“Parents of a teenage son who has Asperger’s and autism were threatened by authorities to have their child placed in foster care after they refused to help facilitate a so-called “sex change” of the boy”.

Daily Wire

This is becoming more prevalent and parental rights are truly in danger. Our job as parents is to teach our children truth and make them consider the consequences of their actions.

“I’m absolutely devastated,” the boy’s mother told the outlet. “When I saw the report that social services wrote about us and saw the words ‘emotional abuse,’ I just broke down.”
“All we were doing was trying to get him to pause and think about his actions. My biggest worry as a mum is my child gets pushed down this route, becomes a woman, goes through the surgery, then gets to 25 and says, ‘I’ve made a mistake,’” she added.
The mother noted that she and her husband “read that these blockers might not be reversible and there might be long-term effects for brain development.”

Daily Wire

The term “abuse” is being thrown onto caring parents by those who are the actual “abusers”. Those who not only facilitate but push ideology onto children by means of manipulation are taking the world by storm.

James is at the center of such abuse. The very people who he should look to for leadership, the authority figures he deals with EVERY SINGLE DAY support and encourage a lie. A lie that will affect him forever.

How can we sit idly by and allow this? Do we care so little for our children and our society as a whole that we have given up and given in to this farce that living a life of lies harbors no consequence? It has real long-term emotional, psychological and spiritual consequences. We are not innocent, when we are party to taking a child’s right to a future life away. We are not innocent when we do nothing and allow this to happen. We are not innocent when we do not speak out against these atrocities.

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Can Conservatives Conserve?

We are often asked, how can we take action to “Save James – Save Thousands of Children”. The answer involves a painful look in the mirror.

Conservatives believe in the supreme civic importance of ethics, morality, good character, propriety, family stability, and sexual restraint. On the conservative view, these values extend through the personal, the family, and into society itself. Conservative values are social norms developed over centuries in and through traditional customs and practices. If conservatives are right about these values, the modern conservative must look at our situation today and conclude that time is short and disaster is imminent.

Yet, conservatives do not act as though imminent social catastrophe approaches. One hears much talk of renewing civic virtues, impressing conservative principles on our fellow citizens, and the like. These are the routine prescriptions of the conservative status quo. Conservatives have in fact been doing these things, for many decades.

The transgender trend is only increasing. More cases appear every day. The whole trend of American politics is ever-to-the-Left.

We have thus far been unable to prevent the Left from allowing men in the ladies room. We haven’t been able to stop them from abusing children with transgender ideology. We haven’t been able to curtail their baby-killing genocide.

If you think we can continue as we have before, I’m afraid you are admitting that conservatism is wrong. If you don’t see the social apocalypse approaching, you are not a conservative. What we’re doing isn’t working. It hasn’t worked for fifty years. And even recently, what has conservatism achieved in the last twenty years? Not much.

What do we do, right now? Stop digging.

  • Stop trying to convince people. The Left do not hold their views for reasons, and reasons are not going to talk them out of it. Get your own side out to vote.
  • Find the critical voter threshold. In our district, School Board and City Council elections are won by maximum 2,500 vote majority. All we need are an extra 3,000 conservative votes. That is doable, but it isn’t being done. Check it out in your district.
  • Take over local institutions. If you have transgender groups in your district, get a hundred conservatives to show up and dominate the discourse. If they try to stop you, start suing. Non-profits can’t keep you out. Private clubs meeting in public spaces can’t keep you out. Don’t allow any safe space for advocates of transgender child abuse. That’s how they do it, and it works.
  • Protest. Out the transgender child abusers. Stand on the street and wave signs. Tell uninformed people about what’s happening. Be visible and be fearless. Our fellows in the anti-abortion movement have been doing street activism for years at Planned Parenthood clinics and to good effect. Copy their success.
  • Work with knowledgeable insiders. Help them help you. They can work with elected officials navigate the treacherous waters of political compromises. You can provide the impetus and energy for action.
  • Stop supporting the enemy. Don’t trade with pediatricians who support transgender child abuse. File complaints against schools and teachers who indoctrinate kids. Dominate PTA meetings with conservative ideas, and don’t back down.

What can we do in the long term? Start building.

  • Be cautious about where your child receives higher education. If you enroll your kids into public schools or most universities, your children will likely emerge with communist views. Very, very few can withstand a decade or more of propaganda and intellectual subversion. Don’t kid yourself that your child is the one-in-a-million. Give up the forlorn hope of someone else educating your children in their most tender impressionable years. Do it yourself or find a trustworthy institution – and be active in curriculum planning. This is elementary.
  • Be active in the Republican primaries. We must stop putting up for election milquetoast Republicans. Ask yourself, “Can this candidate take a punch? Can this Candidate take the Leftist candidate behind the woodshed and deliver an ass-wooping?” If the answer isn’t a confident, “Yes! And, yes!” Get another candidate.
  • Never allow a leftist to run unchallenged. Every elected office must have a Republican up for it. At the very least, the Republican will collect the “straight Republican” votes. Make the left fight for every, single seat. At the very least you are making them spend money fighting you, thus allowing other candidates to win.
  • Fix the conservative woman problem. Nationally, men vote about 50-50, Republican-Democrat. Women support Democrats by 80%. My district lost a great conservative leader because suburban women voted in favor of another woman despite her dangerous stance on important issues that affect James directly. Women this one is on you: get your women’s clubs active. There’s lots of evangelizing to do. We have to get those votes back.
  • Maintain the Republican swing vote: working class men. Men are the backbone voters for conservative causes. Put their issues front and center.
  • Change your mindset from politics to a cold civil war. This one is going to be hard for conservatives to accept: we are living a post-constitutional country. The supreme law does not constrain the government or the Left. We are not trying to convince people. We will have to take institutions and government offices by sheer force of numbers and energy. That’s the hard fact of out present situation.

We are not storming the beaches at Normandy. We are in dire threat of defeat at Dunkirk. Prepare and act accordingly. Learn from your adversary. Use what works to win. Time is running out.

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Joining in the fight

This site and associated article discussing the research and testing of the effects of puberty blockers was brought to my attention by one of you. One of the growing many who are joining in the fight to Save James and in turn, we hope save other children from this type of abuse.

We so greatly appreciate not only your financial support – but the time and effort you take to reach out to us and on our behalf to law makers and potentially helpful organizations.

Taking just a few minutes to share with those you know, and in turn their subsequent sharing is giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Jeff and Joe will be in Austin tomorrow at the state capital with Texas Values for Faith and Family Day. Pray for ears willing to listen and hearts ready to hear and follow through with actions that are necessary to protect our children.

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Doing Wrong is Not a Right

Advocates of transgender child abuse want to foist the moral and psychological confusion of innocent victimized children upon all parents, students, teachers, and on everyone. They claim both the right to create harmful delusions in very young children and the right to force everyone else to assent to those delusions.

These advocates for transgender child abuse use force – of law, of courts, of bullying, of disemployment, of harassment, of feckless professional bodies, psychologists, and pediatricians – to make us so fearful that we will deceive ourselves. Under the power of their propaganda and threats, they want us to conspire with them in their own self-deception.

They want nothing less than to reorganize real society around a fantasy world dancing in their deluded heads. They want to make the reorganization enforceable by men with guns and badges and black robes.

Consider the level of psychological and sexual abuse we see in child transgender cases.

The new normal. A ten-year-old boy poses with a nude man. His mother mother calls him “Queen Lactatia.” He “performs” before gay men who throw money at him like a stripper.

Transgender child abuse advocates force you to think this is normal, even good.

Think it can’t happen? They captured the American Psychological Association. They captured the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think about that.

They forced two preeminent professional bodies to profess a fantasy in which mothers deluding very young children to be gay strippers is good. And they’re telling judges in family court parents have to allow it or lose their kids.

Look at that picture again. Do you believe that the mother has the right to do that to a young innocent boy? There is no right to do wrong. This is wrong. Pure evil. The most fundamental form of sexual abuse of a child. And they want you to think its normal.

They are coming for your children in the schools, in the courts, in the workplace. What are you going to do about it?

James’ case is the vanguard case. If he loses, every child in Texas will lose. Look at that picture one last time. Think about what’s at stake for kids. Don’t let James’ mother, Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), do this to James.

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Who is funding the transgender child abuse movement?

The Federalist continues its excellent investigative reporting. In Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?, Jennifer Bilek exposes the perverse billionaires funding transgender child abuse movements worldwide.

It’s an entire network or organizations laundering money through shady funding organizations that donate to political campaigns and fund medical schools. Read the whole thing. It’s astonishing.

I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George SorosMartine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man); Drummond PikeWarren and Peter Buffett; Jon Stryker (a gay man); Mark Bonham (a gay man); and Ric Weiland (a deceased gay man whose philanthropy is still LGBT-oriented). Most of these billionaires fund the transgender lobby and organizations through their own organizations, including corporations. […]

These funders often go through anonymous funding organizations such as Tides Foundation, founded and operated by Pike. Large corporations, philanthropists, and organizations can send enormous sums of money to the Tides Foundation, specify the direction the funds are to go, and have the funds get to their destination anonymously. Tides Foundation creates a legal firewall and tax shelter for foundations and funds political campaigns, often using legally dubious tactics.

These men and others, including pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. government, are sending millions of dollars to LGBT causes. Overall reported global spending on LGBT is now estimated at $424 million. From 2003-2013, reported funding for transgender issues increased more than eightfold, growing at threefold the increase of LGBTQ funding overall, which quadrupled from 2003 to 2012. This huge spike in funding happened at the same time transgenderism began gaining traction in American culture.

$424 million is a lot of money. Is it enough to change laws, uproot language and force new speech on the public, to censor, to create an atmosphere of threat for those who do not comply with gender identity ideology?

The answer is obviously, yes. It’s enough money for states to take children from parents who refuse to call a boy a girl.

They are coming for our children. Don’t let them.

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Update – Point of View

Guest-Host Penna speaks with Jeff Younger about the very important issue of saving James! Then Jonathan Saenz from Texas Values will have 30 minutes to share the latest from Texas politics. 

Jeff’s follow up takes place in the first 22 minutes of the show- letting us know about the last court hearing and where we are right now.

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Three Facts Ignored by Advocates of Transgender Child Abuse

  1. The scientific evidence shows that people are not born trapped in a body of the wrong sex. Identical twin studies prove there is no biological or innate basis for the most fundamental claim made by transgender child abuse advocates.
  2. Almost all gender-confused children grow out of it by adulthood. Affirming a child’s gender confusion increases the severity and duration of the gender confusion.
  3. Treatments for childhood gender confusion are not proven safe. They are off-label, experimental protocols on innocent children.

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Parents Despair Over Transgender Child Abuse

The Public Discourse ran a heart-breaking story, In Their Own Words. The story is simply anonymous quotes from parents who’ve lost their children to transgender child abuse.

A totalitarian terror has seized these these parents. As you read these quotes, remember the real function of propaganda. It is not to change people’s perception of the truth. It is to force you to affirm what you plainly know is false. It’s to humiliate you into servile inaction, so elites can do whatever they want to you.

These parents can either affirm a fake gender identity or lose their children. This ritual humiliation of the human mind is the essence of the evil gripping these parents and their children.

They are coming for your kids. That’s not exaggeration. They are coming for your kids. Read how these children got these evil ideas at school and summer camps. Now, what are you going to do about it?

I took her to a gender clinician seeking expert guidance. Instead, he accepted her new identity and told me I must refer to my daughter with masculine pronouns, call her by a masculine name, and buy her a binder to flatten her breasts. He recommended no therapy, and there was no consideration of the social factors that obviously affected her thinking. […] I have nowhere to go for proper help. Therapists are actively trained and socially pressured not to question these increasingly common identities. In Washington, DC, and many states with so-called conversion therapy bans, questioning a child’s belief that she is of the opposite sex is against the law.


My once beautiful daughter is now nineteen years old, homeless, bearded, in extreme poverty, sterilized, not receiving mental health services, extremely mentally ill, and planning a radial forearm phalloplasty (a surgical procedure that removes part of her arm to construct a fake penis).

The level of heartbreak and rage I am experiencing, as a mother, is indescribable. Why does Oregon law allow children to make life-altering medical decisions? As a society, we are rightly outraged about “female circumcision.” Why are doctors, who took an oath to first do no harm, allowed to sterilize and surgically mutilate mentally ill, delusional children?


This narrative matched nothing about her past—but I was still naïve. Because her psychiatrist did not consider her to be transgender, I assumed she would be unable to get a referral for the testosterone she was determined to start. I was wrong. In only one visit, and with just a little bit of blood work, Planned Parenthood will cheerfully enable young women and men to pursue their “authentic” selves through cross-sex hormones. All that’s needed is a few bucks and signing a form that the risks have been disclosed and understood.


In August of 2017, our seventh grade daughter came home from sleepaway camp believing she was a boy. She had a new vocabulary and a strong desire to change her name and pronouns. We never anticipated that we needed to ask the camp if she was going to be in a cabin with girls who were socially transitioning to live as boys.

It’s up to you. Are you going to allow psychologists and psychiatrists to propagandize you? Can they force you to affirm what you know is false? If you go along, how many children will suffer and die?

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Burgers and Boys

Jeff had the boys last night for his regular 2 hour Thursday night possession time. We joined them for burgers and fun. It was such fun watching Jeff kick a soccer ball around with his boys. They so clearly adore him and enjoy their all too limited time with him. We wrapped up the evening with hot cocoa, wrestling, leapfrog and hysterical laughter.

Praying for a day when they can be with him always.

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Urgent News:

This afternoon’s court date has been cancelled. Ms. Georgulas’ legal team cancelled just this morning in apparent realization that their motion to close further court documents and proceedings would not be honored as presented. 

There will still be further negotiations between legal teams behind the scenes as this battle continues, but this is EXCELLENT news! 

The public has been heard! Thanks to your vocal support via social media, the petition, and letters to local and state legislators the Judge was made aware that the public has a vested interest in this case.

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The Tools of Influence: A Practical Guide

You want to stop transgender child abuse. But how? Let’s look at the basic ways you can influence events in our free country.

You can use all of these approaches:

  • raise public awareness
  • create durable relationships with media organizations and thought leaders
  • exert political pressure
  • exert economic pressure
  • exert cultural pressure
  • use the courts

In previous posts, we’ve covered how to influence elected officials; that’s the most direct way to exert political influence and raise public awareness. We also explained how to influence licensed care providers like pediatricians; that’s a direct way to exert economic and cultural pressure.

Tools of Influence

What makes governments and professional bodies change their behavior and policies? Either their members are moved by their individual consciences or the organization fears future losses. That’s how change happens.

Public Awareness

Public awareness works well for the Save James movement. Most people are totally opposed to transgender child abuse. Merely informing the public creates pressure on politicians and professionals. Some tools for raising public awareness:

  • Community groups
  • Churches
  • Letters to the editor
  • Rallies in conspicuous locations with media presence

Media Relations

Getting the media to cover transgender child abuse is both easy and difficult. It’s easy to get them interested in the story. It’s hard to get them to be fair and accurate. Good tools for media relations:

  • Media releases (essential for communicating to both traditional and independent journalists)
  • Emails and letters to favored reporters and producers
  • Website updates the showcase a reporters work
  • Interviews
  • Invitations to Public Awareness events

Cultural Pressure

Do not discount the power of culture. Even though the transgender child abuse movement has had success in changing the culture, the strong pull remains of the traditional American way of life. This is especially true of our traditional child rearing practices.

Let me give an example from another area of attack by the transgender child abusers: the idea of ‘toxic masculinity.’ (See video explanation here.) Everyone knows the facts about fatherless children. They underperform in school, have higher rates of criminality, have lower educational attainment, and lower adult wages.

If ‘toxic masculinity’ were a real thing, wouldn’t fatherless children do better without the influence of ‘toxic masculinity?’ That’s what we would expect from the data, if the ‘toxic masculinity’ thesis was true.

But the data and common experience shows just the opposite. Children with fathers do much better. Everyone knows it. It’s common sense. People simply don’t believe this ‘toxic masculinity’ nonsense.

Likewise, people are entitled to use their common sense about child rearing. Whether it’s political or from the professional organizations – people just don’t believe the premises of the transgender child abuse movement. Their claims don’t match the lived experience of hundreds of millions of American families with children.

We have to give people the room to use their common sense. A child who can’t legally assent to a tattoo, cannot be legally competent to make long-term, irreversible decisions about their gender. That’s for parents to decide.

Where parents disagree, the parent seeking extraordinary variance from traditional child rearing norms has the burden of proof. And we are entitled to discount psychological and medical transgender theories that are every bit as contradictory and silly as ‘toxic masculinity.’

Don’t allow the transgender child abuse language to overtake your traditional language culture.

Don’t give up the language. Don’t be afraid to confront people who assault your culture. You have the home court advantage. It’s your culture built over thousands of years. They are asking you to throw all of it out to satisfy a few loud-mouth psychologists? Not going to happen.

Don’t give up the culture. Don’t look away. Deal with it.

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Victurus Libertas Interview

Thank you to the producers of Victurus Libertas for another great interview and helping us to spread James’ story.

Victurus Libertas – Interview Jeff Younger

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