The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds.
To tell the American Academy of Pediatrics that kids deserve more careful assessment and cautious treatment than the affirmation approach recommended by the AAP, you can sign the petition here. In an email, representatives of the Gender Critical parent forum told 4thWaveNow: Many of our children were offered prescriptions after one or two doctor visits, or they were given a referral to a gender clinic to consult about transition after no attempt was made to explore other reasons for the sudden transgender claim.
This affirm-only approach is outside the mainstream of international practice. To tell the AAP that kids deserve more careful assessment and cautious treatment than the affirmation approach recommended by the AAP, you can sign the petition here.
We need you and our children need you. There is a great and growing disservice that needs your attention, scientific curiosity, critical thinking, clinical experience, and compassion.
We are members of a rapidly growing online community of over 1, parents of transgender-identifying youth who need your help.
We have no unifying political affiliation. We empathize with mature transgender-identifying people who deserve respect. We need to stop the harm to our children. Over the past decade, there has been an exponential rise of predominantly adolescent girls who are suddenly declaring themselves trans after the onset of puberty and who have no previous history of gender dysphoria GD.
Historically, GD showed at a much earlier age and has been exceedingly more common in boys. A recent groundbreaking study of an emergent late-onset, predominantly female trans-identifying patient population, finds significant parallels with the phenomenon of eating disorders, and includes social contagion as a key factor Littman, The medicalization with gonadotropin releasing hormone GnRH agonists is highly experimental and comes with serious long-term consequences for bone health, potentially for neurological health, and as sterilizes the child when followed by cross-sex hormones.
The harms of sex-aligned hormones e. Astonishingly, cross-sex hormones are given to the opposite sex in trans-identifying adolescents who are expected to be treated for their full lives and have permanent effects. The harms of surgeries are self-evident and irreversible, which is problematic for youth who change their minds.
There is no clinical data that supports that medical transition prevents suicide. Most transgender youth in the US who were reported in the news as having completed suicide were affirmed by social transition; thus, disproving that affirmation prevents suicide completion.
We ask that you 1 consider our knowledge-based concerns presented as a scientific rebuttal to five main points made in the AAP position statement, 2 query AAP and other pediatricians anonymously to understand broader views, 3 conduct a more inclusive scientific debate with GD experts critical of affirmation therapy e.
Please consider this letter a call to lead the way in exploring alternative non-invasive, non-harmful treatments. Is it a medical condition? If so, how is it diagnosed? These questions are never answered directly by Rafferty et al. We have experienced doctors giving prescriptions without adequate mental health consideration and after only visits.
The life-altering medical treatments offered do not match the diagnostic process or the clinical evaluation standards of medicinal or surgical safety and efficacy.
Normal adolescent challenges coupled with the recent unfortunate declines in adolescent mental health e.The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world.
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A community of parents & others concerned about the medicalization of gender-atypical youth and rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD). When parents love children, they do not love them in a certain, fixed form, asserting themselves, saying, "Parents must be like this," but they do not love children from the authority position.
They love their children even to a higher position, from a place that forgets the authority of parents. I was a young woman who has been living with Epilepsy for 8 years.
When I graduated one year later from high school I had bad migraines which became seizures, which followed by uncontrolled seizures up to 7 a day and as years went on my life stop. Parental Fears: Finding our Way in the Dark. We are the parents our children want. They want us. Not someone else. We’re the ones they choose.
Listening Partnerships are an effective tool for loosening the grip of the fears we have as parents. Not every fear is unfounded, but the unfounded ones cost us a lot of energy, joy and ease.