It is heartening to see that despite the fascistic spread of gender ideology and hyper inclusivity, some governments and officials are waking up to the dangers the extremist LGBT poses to society, especially its youngest and most vulnerable members.
According to LifeSite News, the regional council of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an autonomous region in northeast Italy, approved a motion calling on Italy’s national government to prohibit puberty-blocking drugs given in dangerous “gender transition therapy” to children suffering from gender dysphoria.
Earlier this month, the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional council approved a motion put forward by its “center-right” majority led by the League party.
Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the League party, is one of the three members in Italy’s coalition government that also includes Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Party (M5S) and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. However, the other parties in the regional council lean heavily to the left, including M5S, and voted against the motion.
According to the motion, “puberty is not a disease” and therefore shouldn’t be prevented like one with surgery and medications that often cause irreversible harm.
Amen to that!!
“There is no evidence, in fact,” the motion reads, “on the effective full restoration of fertility in the case of withdrawal from treatment.” The motion also points to data from the American College of Pediatricians, which indicates that as many as 98% of children with gender dysphoria will outgrow feelings that their biological sex does not match their “gender identity” after experiencing puberty.
“We express opposition to the use of this drug,” said Mauro Bordin, according to VoceControCorrente, referring to triptorelin, a drug with potentially critical long-term adverse effects.
Triptorelin, according to LifeSite, is marketed by the French pharmaceutical manufacturer Ipsen as “Decapeptyl,” and by Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals as “Diphereline” and “Gonapeptyl.” In the United States, it is sold by Watson Pharmaceuticals as “Trelstar.”
Triptorelin is a synthetic version of the natural hormone GnRH, which regulates the release of gonadotropins that are involved in the development of release of ova from human ovaries. Among the side effects, for women and girls, is ovary over-production; ovarian cysts; miscarriage; and heavy, prolonged menstruation. It is used for suppressing puberty.
Why on earth would anyone consider the risks of this medicine to be acceptable for children?!
Bordin, who was a signatory of the motion and represents the League Party in the council, added that such drugs lack any clinical safety data for use in such therapy, “especially regarding the possible long-term negative effects and why blocking puberty pharmacologically could cause a misalignment in [adolescent] physical and cognitive development.” Puberty-blockers could even compromise the parts of the brain that contribute to the development of an individual’s sexual identity, Bordin added.
Anticipating knee-jerk rejections of the motion as “transphobic,” Bordin clarified that the motion does not put forth an “ideological position, but a proposal of common sense in the exclusive interest of the health of children throughout Italy.”
There shouldn’t be anything controversial in saying that prepubescent children should be protected from experimental, agenda-driven, and potentially harmful quackery, but here we are.
“Gender transition therapy” critics have been warning against this dangerous practice for some time now.
Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians said back in 2017 that “Transgenderism is a psychological disorder, not a biological one.”
“Consequently, we expect transgenderism and its associated medical procedures to increase as society increasingly promotes this lifestyle,” Dr. Cretella added. Referring to a decision by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to coin the phrase “gender confirmation surgery,” Dr. Cretella said, “Linguistic engineering precedes and accompanies social engineering.”
“Transgender activist physicians realize that sex reassignment surgery is a misnomer,” Dr. Cretella boldly declared. “In other words, surgery cannot change a person’s sex. By renaming sex reassignment surgery gender confirming surgery, they give the impression that they are affirming an inborn trait and further the innate immutable transgender myth.”
And again, amen!!
Pro-life activist Dr. Silvana De Mari is another who has spoken out against this insanity, particularly as its tentacles writhe into Italian society: “The body is real. The mind must accept this reality and love it.”
“Where there is no harmony between mind and body, the mind must be cured; the body must not be altered. The concept that sees the body and mind as disconnected,” De Mari says, is a pathological dissociative disorder.
In a statement to the United States Surgeon General, the American College of Pediatricians recently warned against surgical and hormonal methods of delaying or blocking puberty for minor children. They pointed to warnings by the UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners that the long-term effects of such treatments have not been subjected to even remotely sufficient safety research to justify their use on children.
The Italian government must be pressured to stand firm against this dangerous medical experimentation on vulnerable, mentally ill children. Here at home, our major institutions still oppose these harmful treatments, but for how long?
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