The Norwegian Healthcare Investigative Board has deemed that medicalized treatment for transgender children is not evidence-based and must be revised. It says that the “research-based knowledge for gender-affirming treatment (hormonal and surgical), is deficient and the long-term effects are little known.”
More specifically, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgery are experimental. Of course, they are. It is medical experimentation on children. This board criticized Norwegian guidelines as inadequate, “noting a lack of specificity regarding assessment and determination of the medical necessity of risky and irreversible interventions provided to youth whose identities are still forming.”
These procedures are called “gender-affirming” but they cause life-long health problems and do not resolve gender dysphoria. No study has ever concluded that they do. The new report points out that they cause sterilization yet the age for consensual sterilization in Norway is 25.
These new recommendations seek out evidence-based treatment tracks with other European countries such as Sweden and Finland that are backtracking on harsh medical treatments for young people to treat dysphoria. Reminder: these treatments HURT. Like they are physically quite painful to young people’s bodies. Please stop hurting children for ideologies!