One of the biggest conceits of the left is that they’re on the side of ‘science’. Yes, the people who brought us the panicked failure of Covid policy, and who furiously assert that men can get periods and have babies, are totally all about ‘The Science’.

The most egregious abuse of the claim to ‘science’ by the groomer lobby is its repeated claim that surgically and chemically mutilating and sterilising children is good for them. ‘It’s The Science’, they say. The likes of Michelle Telfer at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital piously assert that their penchant for “transitioning” children is “evidence-based”.

But is it?

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) will review all transgender medical treatment in the wake of a highly-anticipated review that found such treatment is built on “weak evidence.”

The landmark final report released Tuesday by pediatrician Dr Hilary Cass is the result of a major independent review on children and gender identity commissioned by the NHS in 2020. Cass is a former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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Cass is blunt: Telfer’s “evidence-based” claim is baloney.

“This is an area of remarkably weak evidence, and yet results of studies are exaggerated or misrepresented by people on all sides of the debate to support their viewpoint,” Hilary Cass, who led the review, wrote in the introduction. “The reality is that we have no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of interventions to manage gender-related distress.”

Even worse, the ‘shaky’ claims of evidence have been used to justify a staggering increase in ‘treatments’ that leave children deformed and sterile for life.

From 2009 to 2016, the number of adolescent females referred to GIDS rose from 15 to 1071, and the number of female children referred rose from two to 138. Meanwhile, the number of adolescent males rose from 24 to 426, and the number of male children rose from ten to 131. Prior to 2009, GIDS saw fewer than 50 children a year, and even fewer underwent medical procedures […]

“[T]he exponential change in referrals over a particularly short five-year timeframe is very much faster than would be expected for normal evolution of acceptance of a minority group.”

The claims that the so-called ‘gender-affirming’ model results in better outcomes for children is blown out of the water.

The new report cites studies performed by the University of York which show that puberty blockers did suppress puberty, but also compromised bone density and found “no changes in gender dysphoria or body satisfaction.” The available evidence does not suggest that hormone treatment reduced the risk of death by suicide, according to the Cass Report […]

“The current evidence base suggests that children who present with gender incongruence at a young age are most likely to desist before puberty, although for a small number the incongruence will persist,” reads the report.

National Review

So children are being given recklessly dangerous treatments when, if left alone, they would simply grow out of what is undeniably a politically driven fad.

A fad being driven by the worst kind of people, pushing the most anti-science agenda since Lysenkoism, and performing the cruellest experiments on children since John Money’s predatory paedophilia.

“There are few other areas of healthcare where professionals are so afraid to openly discuss their views, where people are vilified on social media, and where name-calling echoes the worst bullying behaviour. This must stop,” Cass wrote.

This time, though, the culprits must not be allowed to slink back into the shadows of academia and medical bureaucracy.

Last week, the Tavistock clinic, England’s only youth gender-identity clinic, officially closed its doors after being dogged by controversy for years.

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This cannot be allowed to be the end of it. Stopping these gender-Mengeles is just the start: holding them to account must be the end.

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