From the Christian Post -
In multiple documents released Thursday, which is observed by some as the Transgender Day of Visibility, President Joe Biden declared his support for allowing children and adolescents with gender dysphoria to undergo body mutilating surgeries or use puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to look more like the opposite sex despite unknowns about the longterm side effects.
In the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs "Gender Affirming Care and Young People" document, it states that "early gender-affirming care" for non-binary or trans-identified minors "is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system." Such gender-affirming care includes elective mastectomies, breasts enhancements, and the removal of genitals.
The conservative American College of Pediatricians, an association of physicians and healthcare professionals "dedicated to the health and well-being of children," has long voiced its opposition to using puberty-blocking drugs on children suffering from gender dysphoria.
"There is not a single long-term study to demonstrate the safety or efficacy of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries for transgender-believing youth," the organization said in a statement. "This means that youth transition is experimental, and therefore, parents cannot provide informed consent, nor can minors provide assent for these interventions. Moreover, the best long-term evidence we have among adults shows that medical intervention fails to reduce suicide."