March 28, 2019 The Medical Harms of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children
When it comes to treating young people who believe they are the opposite sex, who either suffer from gender dysphoria or self-identify as transgender, physicians have been instructed by their professional associations to provide "affirmative care."
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
When it comes to treating young people who believe they are the opposite sex, who either suffer from gender dysphoria or self-identify as transgender, physicians have been instructed by their professional associations to provide "affirmative care." Transition-affirming therapies are virtually untested and inflict lasting harms: decreased sexual function, increased health risks, and sterility, just to name a few. Instead of providing parents with medical information and evidence-based studies, parents are told that these risky treatments will prevent their child from committing suicide, blurring the line between “informed consent” and “coercion.”
It is essential that we start a conversation about these risky hormonal treatments and irreversible surgical interventions.
Please join us for a panel discussion on the medical risks associated with these therapies, the ideology driving this scientific experiment, and the need for increased transparency in the medical community.
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker who formerly identified and lived as transgender. He is the author of several books, and through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, Heyer raises public awareness about those who regret gender change and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.
Michael K. Laidlaw, MD, is an Endocrinologist practicing in Rocklin, CA. Dr. Laidlaw graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 2001 and has been in practice for 18 years.
Marian Rutigliano, DO, is an emergency medicine specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and specializes in emergency medicine and internal medicine. She currently works evaluating research on the human health effects of toxic chemicals.
“Elaine,” is an anonymous mother whose gender dysphoric daughter has undergone life-altering medical interventions.
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