HOSPITAL LAUNCHES SEX CHANGE FOR KIDS PROGRAM
This isn't conjecture, it's happening now
Posted: April 19, 2008
By Bob Unruh
at the renowned Children's Hospital
Boston has launched a new program to drug children to delay puberty
so they can decide whether they want a male or a female body, according to a report today in the Boston Globe.
Pediatric endocrinologist Norman Spack, 64, says he started the Gender Management Service Clinic
because he found himself encountering 20-somethings who were "transgendered" and in good shape socially, "but they were having
trouble getting their physique to conform to their identity.
"I knew the 20-somethings could have
better chances of passing if they were treated earlier," he said.
"We don't think that demonic is too
strong a word to describe this," said a statement from the pro-family Mass Resistance organization. "It brings us thoughts
of the Nazi doctors who thought they were doing good things."
WND has reported previously on some
of the controversies prompted by the belief that a man can be born in a woman's body, or vice versa, including in Montgomery County,
Md., where county officials have adopted a law that precludes those who provide
public accommodations from discriminating based on that "gender identity."
Voters there have petitioned to have
a vote on that law because they fear men who "decide" they are female walking into women's restrooms and locker rooms.
"Is this our future?" asked Mass
Resistance in a commentary. "Dr. Norman Spack runs a clinic for young children who've 'decided' they are transgendered. Among
other things, the clinic administers powerful hormones to delay (or even stop) puberty in order that
the children more easily undergo operations that mutilate their bodies to 'change' them to the opposite sex."
"This is going on at the world-renowned
Children's Hospital in Boston – not some backwater clinic.
This is the elite of the medical profession," the organization said.
In a question-and-answer session
with Globe columnist Pagan Kennedy, she starts the apologetic for doing surgery on children by saying,
"Little boys sob unless they're allowed to wear dresses. The girls want to be called Luke, Ted, or James."
"Until recently, children with cross-gender
feelings rarely received modern medical care – and certainly not hormone shots. After all,
who would allow a child to redesign his or her body?" she asks.
But Spack, she wrote, has started
a clinic that "is one of the few in the world to give children treatments that change their bodies."
She reports he uses drugs to delay
puberty, "granting them a few more years before they develop bodies that are decidedly male or female."
Spack tells the interviewer he's
seen "preadolescents" who have been dressing in underwear of the opposite sex "for years."
"The puberty-blocking drugs work
best at the beginning of the pubital process, typically age 10 to 12 for a girl and 12 to 14 for a boy," he said. He's based
some of his work on a Dutch model for sex-change, and said the recommendations there are age 16 for hormones that forever
change a child's body.
But "for others," he wrote, "you
lose opportunities if you wait. [One of my patients, a] transgendered girl from the UK, was destined to be a 6-foot-4 male. With treatment, she's going to end up 5-foot-10."
He said such treatments not only
change the physical characteristics of the growing children, but also could leave them sterile for life.
"You have to explain to the patients
that if they go ahead, they may not be able to have children. … But if you don't start treatment, they will always have
trouble fitting in," he said.
"This isn't conjecture," Mass Resistance'
commentary said. "It's happening now. And 'transgenderism' is being promoted to kids by homosexual/transgender activists in
the public schools."
Children as young as 12 already have
been given the treatment.
Meanwhile, LifeSiteNews has reported
that Spack previously acknowledged that only about 20 percent of children who claim to have a confusion over their gender
hold those feelings in adulthood.
The hospital itself calls the program
"unique in the Western hemisphere."
"This will be the first major program
in the country that … [is] also welcoming young people who appear to be transgendered and are considering medical protocols
that might help them," Spack said.