Democratic presidential candidate Biden said in ABC’s recent town hall that he agrees that children as young as 8 or 10 can decide if they want to change sex, which not only denies the nature of human beings, but also promotes dangerous hormone treatments that scientists have rejected, Breitbart reported.
Biden participated in a political event on Oct. 15, to answer questions from the public on the ABC channel and a woman who said she had “a transgendered daughter” asked the former vice president about his position on LGBT rights.
Biden responded, “The idea that an 8-year-old child, a 10-year-old child, decides, you know, ‘I want to be transgender, that’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier’—there should be zero discrimination.”
Biden’s response implies that children as young as 8 or 10 may undergo gender confirmation or sex reassignment treatments based on their perception at such an early age when they are just beginning to understand the environment around them and have no idea how dangerous these so-called treatments are.
Both the American College of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics have published extensive reports on the devastating effects of these treatments on children.
Jane Robbins, a graduate of Clemson University and Harvard Law School, an attorney and writer in Georgia, wrote an opinion piece in Public Discourse, where she certainly defines transgenderism as having no scientific basis.
Robbins said, “The concept of changing one’s biological sex is, of course, nonsense, as sex is determined by unalterable chromosomes. An individual can change his hormone levels and undergo surgery to better imitate the opposite sex, but a male on the day of his conception will remain a male on the day of his death.”
Robbins examines the origin of the movement that is pushing the idea of gender change and how radical it has become with the help of progressive policies and media willing to spread it.
According to Robbins, “Perhaps transgenderism is better described as a form of “social contagion.” This term refers to “the spread of ideas, feelings and, some think, neuroses through a community or group by suggestion, gossip, imitation, etc.'”
She concludes, “The explosion of cases of gender dysphoria, previously an exceedingly rare condition, over the last few years has coincided with a meteoric increase in sympathetic attention to the topic in regular and social media—thus suggesting social contagion. Parents whose children “come out” as transgender when their friends do certainly agree with this explanation.”
The American College of Pediatrics reported that experts on both sides of the issue, for and against the treatments, agree that “between 80 and 95 percent” of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria “accepted their biological sex at the end of adolescence.”
The problem lies in the fact that these treatments usually have no return, or the sequels of these are very acute, so those who later regret having done so, have to suffer with these side effects perhaps for the rest of their lives.
Nevertheless, there are currently some “40 gender clinics throughout the United States that promote the use of suppression of puberty and crossover sex hormones in children,” which indicates the abandonment of medical ethics based on scientific facts for the adoption of dangerous modern social trends.
The American College of Pediatrics also pointed out that when puberty blockers are administered at about age 11, followed by crossed sex hormones, children can become sterile.
Biden’s radical stance could well mean that if he were to become president, federal funds would be allocated to promote this type of hormone treatment, which could ruin the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent children.