Medical Journal Says Establishment’s Transgender Guidance Not Backed By Evidence

Students at McLean High School in McLean, Va., walk out of classes Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on district policies for transgender students that would roll back some accommodations. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
  • A peer-reviewed medical journal published by the British Medical Association published an article on March 9 arguing that the evidence behind major medical associations’ endorsement of transgender treatments for children are minimal.
  • The journal’s editor-in-chief, Kamran Abbasi, argues in the article that evidence supporting treatment for gender-confused children is limited, and that “the weaker or the more disputed the evidence base, the harder it is to offer a clear way forward.”
  • While the NHS in England has moved to restrict sex changes for children due to inconclusive evidence, the article notes that the United States has been making these treatments more accessible.

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