Europe Rejecting “Gender Affirming Care” Model

“It’s hard to believe that I’d ever want the United States to emulate Europe, but it’s finally happened. While the U.S. has gone all-in on pushing so-called ‘gender-affirming care’ for children with gender dysphoria, our friends in Europe have slowly started coming to their senses. In July, London’s Tavistock Clinic, the only transgender clinic in England, closed due to concerns that doctors were performing surgeries without considering children’s mental health–a practice that is far too common here in the United States. A few months later, the National Health Service (NHS) banned puberty blockers in most cases and no longer recommends social transitioning for kids. In fact, the United Kingdom, Finland, and France have all dialed down their pushing transgender ‘treatments’ for children. So has Sweden, which abandoned recommending gender transitioning for children in December, arguing that the first line of treatment should be psychosocial support–not giving kids dangerous drugs and mutilating their bodies. This week, the Norwegian Healthcare Investigation Board followed suit. Europe is seeing the light on this dangerous assault on children, and they’re looking at the United States and wondering why we’re so nutty. It’s true; the editor-in-chief of The British Medical Journal, Kamran Abbasi, just pushed back against the gender-affirming care model that has become all the rage in America.”

“America Needs to Be Like Europe,” PJMedia, Mar. 11, 2023