Canadian Paediatric Society Promotes Gender Confusion
Should we put leftist politics and gender ideology ahead of children’s health? Should we allow the LGBT lobby to set the agenda for our kids? That is exactly what the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is doing in their recently released guidelines on “gender identity” in children. These guidelines, developed by LGBT activists, have been released for parents on the CPS “Caring for Kids” web site. They offer horrendously misleading and harmful advice that puts Canada’s kids at risk.
Under the heading of “Gender Identity”, CPS asserts the following: “Gender identity is ‘who you know yourself to be’. While gender has generally been used to mean male or female, we now understand that gender exists on a spectrum. A person’s gender identity may be male, female, or it may be somewhere in between, including ‘neither’ or ‘both’.”
CPS says that “now” gender exists on a spectrum. When did this new revelation occur? What does it mean to be “neither gender” or “both genders”? And where, pray tell, is the science to back this up?
If your “gender identity” is “who you know yourself to be”, then CPS leaves a critical question unanswered: How do you know? Apparently, your biological sex and genetic coding are not enough to tell you. So, is it just how you feel? But how do you know those feelings are true? And how can a little child figure this out?
According to CPS, we should encourage our kids in every gender-bending whim they may fancy. Under the heading, “My little boy likes to wear dresses. Should I let him?” CPS advises: “Discouraging your child from expressing a gender can make them [sic] feel ashamed. Give them unconditional support…simply [accept] who they are and how they are feeling.”
How absurd! We are told to love our kids for “who they are”. But surely their physical bodies and genetic makeup have something to tell us about who they are! Is this not who God made them to be? Indeed, we show greater love for them when we correct their infantile, attention-seeking, and (sometimes) defiant notions that they are not their actual sex. By affirming their true, physical identity, we help them grow up to be responsible, realistic, well-adjusted men and women.
The American College of Paediatricians (ACP) offers this tidbit of common sense: “Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: ‘XY’ and ‘XX’ are genetic markers of sex, male and female respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species.”
Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, says: “The first problem is that the evidence that there are biological differences between men and women is overwhelming… The vast majority of people who have a biological sex also claim that they are psychologically… the same as that biological sex… So the idea that they [sex and gender] are independent is completely insane.”
Our recent CitizenGO Gender and Sex Conference debunks many of the myths of the new gender ideology as propagated by the LGBT lobby.
While some people might claim that their gender is at odds with their sex, this thinking is highly problematic. ACP explains: “A person’s belief that one is something one is not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking; at worst it is a delusion.” According to the American Psychiatric Society’s Manual of Mental Disorders, such thinking falls under the category of a mental illness called “gender dysphoria”.
For CPS to actually promote gender-confused thinking is not only harmful to our children, it is abusive. APC says: “Conditioning children to believe the absurdity that they or anyone could be ‘born into the wrong body,’ and that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Affirming gender dysphoria via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to ‘gender clinics’ where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will ‘choose’ a lifetime of sterility, toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.”
We must call on CPS to remove and rethink their guidance to parents on gender identity. If they really care about the health and wellbeing of Canada’s kids, they will stop listening to LGBT activists and start heeding the findings of science, medicine, and common sense!
FOR FURTHER READING
-LifeSite article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-pediatricians-tell-parents-its-normal-for-your-kid-to-switch-gendegay?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=65dadf08a5-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520Canada&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-65dadf08a5-400687613
-Canadian Paediatric Society’s Caring for Kids web site: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/gender-identity
-American College of Pediatricians articles on Gender Dysphoria: https://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-dysphoria-in-children and https://www.acpeds.org/gender-dysphoria-in-children-summary-points
-CitizenGO Gender and Sex Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq-LwrPRoRo&list=PL4bbuT69ULV_LIymyK7jh7PNEBkxSUPEJ
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