“We were told to intervene regarding healthy children.” The shocking truth about gender transition in minors

The Finnish psychiatrist Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala criticizes the narrative of the LGBT community, which claims that children should undergo gender reassignment therapy as soon as possible.

Dr. Kaltiala wrote a letter published Monday by The Free Press titled “Gender-affirming care is dangerous. I know because I was a pioneer in it.” In the document, he criticizes the ideological rush that causes the LGBT community and some doctors to perform gender reassignment surgery on minors.

The foreword at the beginning of the letter states that Kaltiala was assigned in 2011 to oversee the process of “creating a gender identification standard for minors,” making her one of the first doctors in the world to lead to a clinic dedicated to the treatment of young people suffering from gender-related disorders.

Dutch Protocol

Kaltiala wrote that the new approach calling for “social and medical gender reassignment for children and adolescents who have experienced gender dysphoria” began in 2011, when a research paper by doctors at the University Medical Center of Amsterdam was published. argued that “if young people suffering from gender dysphoria could avoid natural puberty by blocking it with drugs and then taking hormones from the opposite sex, they could start living their transgender lives earlier and more reliably.”

Kaltiala wrote that when the so-called “Dutch Protocol” became “the standard of treatment in this new field of pediatric gender medicine,” “a movement emerged that declared gender reassignment not just a medical procedure but a human right.”

As a result, she said, the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health began working on “creating a national program for gender equality in children,” and in 2011, Dr. Kaltiala is tasked with making this “service” available to Finnish teenagers. , and she, as chief psychiatrist, became its manager.

“We are told to intervene in healthy, functioning children based simply on a young person’s changing feelings about gender. Adolescence is a complex period during which young people consolidate their personalities, discover sexual feelings and become independent from their parents. result of a teenager’s successful development, not his starting point,” he recalls.

The influence of LGBT organizations

Kaltiala pointed out that “90 percent of the patients were girls, mostly between 15 and 17 years old” and that “few of them showed any gender dysphoria until its sudden onset during puberty.”

In 2018, Kaltiala and her colleagues also published an article on the cause of the growing number of children with gender dysphoria, which showed that 80 percent of such children, the suffering associated with their biological sex disappears by the end of adolescence.

The psychiatrist wrote that in most cases, young patients “came to us because someone from an LGBT organization told their parents, usually only mothers, that gender identity was a real problem for their child, or that the child had seen information on the Internet about its benefits. of gender transition.”

Kaltiala found that her colleagues in other countries had the same experience, and she described a general “sense of pressure to provide a new, supposedly great treatment.”

The expert laments the adoption of a standard of “gender-affirming care” in the US, which “urged doctors to simply accept a child’s claim to transgender identity.” She also mentions that many people who underwent reassignment surgery at a young age later regretted it.

‘Talking to patients who say they were naive and misled about what change would mean for them [płci – przyp. red.], is devastating. Now they think it was a terrible mistake,” she said.

Source: Do Rzeczy