The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently released research on the effect of gender modification therapies that supposedly address gender dysphoria. The study, “Do No Harm,” concluded that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones do not conclusively help children overcome gender dysphoria or improve their psychological well-being, effectively rendering them as experiments on children.
The” Do No Harm” research paper has received praise from leaders working on this issue across the state of Texas:
“Medical research indicates minors do not possess the critical thinking and decision-making required to fully understand the long-term ramifications of cross-sex hormones and gender transitioning surgical procedures. And while Texas has taken some action to protect children from these dangerous and unproven practices, it is incumbent upon the State to pass legislation during the 88th Legislative Session to put these protections into law,” said Texas Rep. Matt Krause. “As we learned during the Second-called Special Session, there is enough legislative support to prevent physicians and healthcare providers from preforming gender reassignment modifications to minors thus ensuring the health and safety of children in Texas.”
“My team and I are grateful the Texas Public Policy Foundation has taken the initiative to research the gender modification pandemic amongst children in Texas and our nation,” said Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor for Texas Values. “This recent study renders very practical solutions. Every person in the faith, family, or child advocacy spaces should read this paper in order to be informed on the issue and to help our state find a solution to end the horrific practice of altering a child’s natural body.”
“Good, honest science can help generate good policy. TPPF’s extensive new report shows with thoroughness and clarity that any honest reading of the science involved in treating gender dysphoria does not support the use of drugs and surgeries on children,” said Kevin Stuart, president of the Austin Institute. “Now it’s up to policymakers to hold accountable those in the medical industry who are profiting from experimenting on kids.”
“The Texas Eagle Forum applauds the significant and detailed research of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s newly published report, “Do No Harm: Children and the Transgender Movement,” which clearly lays out why and how we must protect minors in Texas from any gender modification procedures and treatments,” said Cindi Castilla, president of the Texas Eagle Forum. “This excellent publication offers ideal protections to preserve a child’s future reproductive functionality while offering hope and healing for children who are struggling with gender identity. As adults, we must work together to pass effective, healthy and life-affirming policies for our kids. We cannot ignore this issue and are thankful for TPPFs important tool to help inform those fighting to protect our children.”
“The proliferation of sex changes for kids is nothing short of a public health crisis. To make matters worse, our political and cultural institutions have totally embraced this mania — puberty blockers for adolescents, cross-sex hormones for teenagers, and even surgeries for kids as young as 15,” said Jon Schweppe, policy director at American Principles Project. “This groundbreaking report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation serves as an excellent ‘explainer’ on this issue for lawmakers looking to combat this terrible exploitation of children and families.”