Giving puberty blockers and hormones to children who reject their biological sex prevents suicides – and grimly suggests the opposite may be true.

Think Tank Report Questions Claims That Puberty Blockers, Hormones Prevent Suicide Among ‘Trans’ Kids

A new analysis by the Heritage Foundation calls into question the widespread claim that giving puberty blockers and hormones to children who reject their biological sex prevents suicides – and grimly suggests the opposite may be true.

In a report titled “Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones, and Youth Suicide, the conservative think tank determined that causal conclusions being drawn between medical interventions and suicide among young people are not supported by data. The Washington-based foundation is hoping states use its findings to pursue policies strengthening parental involvement in such pivotal decisions for their children.

“The claim that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones prevent suicides is being used by the Biden administration and state policymakers to ease access to those drugs,” Jay Greene, Heritage Foundation senior research fellow, Center for Education Policy, told The Daily Wire. “As it turns out, the science behind that claim is extremely weak and when the evidence is examined properly, it shows that making cross-sex treatments more widely available risks raising youth suicide rates rather than reducing them.”

The findings, which have not gone through peer-review, could be significant in light of President Joe Biden‘s administration’s recent assertion that “early” interventions are “crucial” for the health of kids and teens who identify as transgender and nonbinary.  In making those claims, Biden is echoing groups like the ACLU and LGBTQ organizations like the Trevor Project.

“It’s clear that gender-affirming care has the potential to reduce rates of depression and suicide attempts while banning this vital care and exposing young people to harmful political rhetoric can cause real harm,” Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, said in December, noting that it is “critical that all transgender and nonbinary youth across the country have access to medical care that is affirming, patient-centered, and evidence-based.”

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