Bonnie Chernin
Will medical experiments on U.S. teens become routine?
By Bonnie Chernin
September 17, 2018

Did you know you are paying for healthy 13-year-old girls to get their breasts removed?

There is a doctor in Los Angeles Children's Hospital who is conducting research into "gender dysphoria" and what she calls "chest dysphoria" among our young people. Without any psychological evaluations, these girls, who believe they are boys trapped in female bodies, are having their breasts removed to adjust their gender.

To top it off, taxpayers are funding this horrific study, and it was reported in The Federalist. Jane Robbins' article in The Federalist states:

"In a study funded by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers including Dr. Johanna Olson of Children's Hospital Los Angeles are supposedly evaluating use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones on dysphoric children."

The majority of these children had psychological problems that were not

addressed prior to the so-called "treatment." Should cross-gender experimentation be performed on minors with mental health issues?

"Although well over 60 percent of these adolescents had previously been diagnosed with a mental-health disorder or neurodevelopment problem, many parents reported that "the [gender specialist] clinician did not explore issues of mental health, previous trauma, or any alternative causes of gender dysphoria before proceeding [with medical transition]." These clinicians seemed to rely primarily on self-reports of the patients who wanted the treatment – patients who came prepared with talking points they had received from their online sources (for example, advice to threaten suicide if treatment demands aren't met)."1

The key points of the experimental research can be found on the

JAMA Network.

In a video, Dr. Johanna Olson explains the benefits of delaying puberty. She works with "gender non-conforming children and trans- gender adolescents." Olson's ideas for this research are dangerous and unethical. She states:

"There are astounding rates of suicide attempts among trans youth. So about 50% of trans youth have attempted suicide by the time they're age 20."

"So for those young kids who are starting puberty and have strong gender identities that don't match their bodies, those young people can benefit from not ever going through the wrong puberty the first time."

So how are these outcomes accomplished? By administered puberty blockers to delay puberty until later, when it is time for the "right" puberty, and cross-sex hormones. Here are the ages of participants: "Eligible youth were

13 to 25 years old, had been assigned female at birth, and had an identified gender as something other than female."

Assigned female at birth? Wouldn't the phrase "other than female" mean male? Male and female are relative terms. We have reached the point of depravity where now there is a third apologies, gender – that cannot be identified in any dictionary. The long-term consequences of these mutilations and drug effects are unknown. Who knows? There can be an increase in teen suicides.

Puberty is a time of unpredictable change. Girls begin producing sex hormones, begin to ovulate, get their periods and their breasts develop. A girl's outward appearance changes too; they develop what used to be called curves (I'm sure that word is considered sexist now and will soon be banned.) Boys' voices deepen and they begin to develop facial hair. Their bodies change. None of this transformation starts or stops immediately.

Obviously, if change is going on with hormones it can affect teenagers' emotions and the way they perceive themselves. This is a precarious and delicate time and no time to delve into experimentation.

What Dr. Johanna Olson and her cohorts are doing goes against nature and does not give puberty a chance to define itself. ROGD (Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria) may only be temporary, as part of hormonal shifts. This is the most horrendous thing to happen since the videos of Planned Parenthood workers emerged discussing how they sell the internal organs and body parts of the babies they murder.

There is a correlation between abortion on demand and these experiments that most people will miss or ignore. When abortion was legalized in 1973, the ruling allows minors the right to obtain abortions without their parents' knowledge or consent. Laws have been passed in many states enacting parental notification. However, some states still allow minors, accompanied by pro-aborts and judicial activists, to cross state lines without their parents' knowledge and get abortions for any reason whatsoever.

If children can murder their babies at will, what is stopping them from making decisions to mutilate their bodies because they think they should have been born boys? It is their choice. Lately, Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion lobby have abandoned the word "choice" and replaced it with "health care." Likewise, there will be a time when these sex-change mutilations will become routine for teens. Operations will be classified as "gender re-assignment care" and they will be covered by your health insurance, not a grant by the NIH.

And what happens in 5 years, when the youngest of the cohort group decides losing her breasts was a mistake? The operation is irreversible. These hormone treatments and operations are hurting, not healing, these children.

So far, 60 million babies have been murdered by abortion. Social engineers and progressives will never stop the madness. Who would have believed 50 years ago that we would have abortions until birth and that baby body parts would be for sale. If we continue down this path, sex change operations will become routine. Children will ask and doctors will oblige. As for parents, they will have no say. If they object, courts will intervene just as they do with abortion. These are very frightening times.

1Robbins, Jane. "U.S. Doctors are Performing Double Mastectomies on Healthy 13-Year-Old Girls." The Federalist, September 12, 2018.

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Bonnie Chernin

In 1986, Bonnie Chernin attended her first pro-life convention where she met author Ann Saltenberger and received a copy of her outstanding book, "Every Woman Has the Right to Know the Dangers of Legal Abortion." This book inspired Bonnie to become actively involved in the pro-life movement.

In the early 1990s, Bonnie volunteered at the office of Manhattan Right to Life, and began writing letters and op-ed pieces for local newspapers on the topic of abortion.... (more)


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