In the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the piece titled "Caring for Military-Affiliated Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youths: A Call for Protections" argued that legislative efforts in states have created a "gender-affirming care crisis" for minors by restricting medical treatments. They also said that recent laws exacerbated mental health issues associated with regulations on bathroom use and sports participation.
"Affirming care has only recently become politicized; protection of gender-affirming medical care for military-affiliated [transgender] youths may require a declarative position without tolerance for personal biases, as the DoD has historically achieved for other minoritized groups," the authors wrote and further urged the department to "publicly declare a position" in favor of cross-gender treatments and take steps to counteract what the doctors view as health-jeopardizing barriers to treatment.
The article further indicated that families with transgender children should be allowed to use a special funding program for temporary travel to other states for the desired treatment similar to the Pentagon’s recently created abortion travel allowance.
"Military dependent and non-dependent [transgender] youths are at high risk for chronic stressors that may lead to poor mental health outcomes and risk-taking behaviors," the researchers said.
According to reports, the states of Texas, Arizona, Alabama and Arkansas hold 13 percent of the active duty force. As per the DoD write-up, four of the largest military bases across America are located in states that have passed or are considering a ban on insurance coverage for transgender treatments.
According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association, at least 2,500 children actively sought gender dysphoria services through Pentagon's insurance plan, Tricare, after it began covering puberty suppression and cross-sex hormone treatment in 2017.
The researchers highlighted in the article that some laws assume that transgender adolescents and their parents are incapable of understanding the risks and benefits of gender-affirming medical care. They cited a 2022 study conducted by researchers at Yale University, pointing out that kids as young as seven years of age can decide about their health.
But Stanley Goldfarb, a doctor for the Do No Harm organization, said this argument seems ludicrous. "The notion that seven-year-old children are capable of such decisions is beyond laughable," he told Fox News. "The existence of a large, perhaps as much as 25 percent cohort of 'detransitioners,' suggests the folly of assuming the soundness of childhood decisions."
WND.com noticed a disclaimer in the article saying that the piece is a reflection of the authors' opinions and not the official position of the Uniformed Health University or any other DoD entity. However, four of the five authors are affiliated with DoD medical institutions.
Meanwhile, even Big Tech mogul Elon Musk publicly decried transgender medical procedures in children. He said in a tweet: "Every child goes through an identity crisis before their personality/identity crystallizes. Therefore, we shouldn't allow severe, irreversible surgery or sterilizing drugs that they may regret until at least age 18." (Related: Elon Musk publicly denounces transgender medical interventions for children.)
Musk's statement came as a response to a video of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's speech posted on Twitter.
The governor said being a "good parent" involves believing children when they identify as the opposite sex. Musk disagreed, pointing out that this is not the case "when they are fed propaganda by adults."
Check out Transhumanism.news to read more stories on transgender surgeries and puberty-blocking treatments.
Watch the video below that talks about Flanagan's executive order mandating state agencies to ensure gender-affirming care for minors.
This video is from the In Search Of Truth channel on Brighteon.com.