Editor’s Commentary: I never thought I’d be looking to the British healthcare system as something we should look to for guidance, but when it comes to genital mutilation of children, they’re heading in the right direction by placing restrictions on what can be done. As for the United States, our healthcare system seems to be pushing for as many gender surgeries performed on children as possible.
On today’s episode of The JD Rucker Show, I talked about this and why it makes me more upset than just about anything happening in this country today. Below is an article by Lily Zhou from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times. Here’s my commentary:
NHS to Tighten Rules on Puberty Blockers, Social Transitioning of Children’s Gender
Puberty blockers will only be given to children under a formal research protocol, new draft guidelines published on Thursday by National Health Service (NHS) England said.
The draft “interim service specification for specialist gender dysphoria services for children and young people” also restricted the encouragement of using “social transitioning”—such as using pronouns inconsistent with one’s biological sex and adopting the appearance of the opposite sex.
It is part of NHS England’s transition from having a single gender identity development service (GIDS) centre to multiple regional centres as the existing GIDS at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is set to close by next spring after an official report in February found issues around safety.
The interim review on Tavistock GIDS was carried out by top British paediatrician and past president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Dr. Hilary Cass.
At the time, Cass expressed deep concerns about the affirmative model, concluding that primary and secondary care staff have had to adopt an “unquestioning affirmative approach.”
Two Phase 1 services will be set up to replace the Tavistock center, one in London and one in the Northwest.
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They will operate under the interim service specification until new service specification is formed in 2023/24 after Cass publishes her final report.
NHS England said it will collect feedback on the draft guidelines until Dec. 4.
In the draft (pdf), NHS England clarified that social transition should “only be considered where the approach is necessary for the alleviation of, or prevention of, clinically significant distress or significant impairment in social functioning and the young person is able to fully comprehend the implications of affirming a social transition.”
NHS England said the change is in line with Cass’s recommendation that “early social transition” should be viewed as an “active intervention” rather than “a neutral act” because “it may have significant effects on the child or young person in terms of their psychological functioning.”
The guidance added that “gender incongruence” in young children, which it defines as “a discrepancy between birth-assigned sex and gender identity,” does not persist into adolescence in most cases.
Regarding hormone treatment, NHS England said it’s developing proposals for prospectively enrolling children and adolescents into a formal research programme “with adequate follow-up into adulthood,” and that it will only commission GnRHa (gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist), a type of puberty blocker, in the context of a formal research protocol.
Four “substantive” changes are included in the draft.
Experts in paediatric medicine, autism, neurodisability, and mental health will be added to the clinical team currently comprised of specialist social workers, family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, paediatric and adolescent endocrinologists, and clinical nurse practitioners.
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The new draft guidance also specified that the clinical lead for the service will be a medical doctor, while current guidance doesn’t make such specification.
Changes are made to the progression through the clinical pathway to make it more “structured,” and GPs and NHS professionals will have to be involved in the referrals to GIDS.
Owen Evans contributed to this report.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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