This isn’t just Reuters, it’s a Reuters Special Report, so pay attention.
As we’ve learned from a first-grade teacher, when a baby is born, the doctor makes a guess at the baby’s sex, and sometimes the doctor is wrong. That’s why both the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine have recommended that harmful sex designation should be removed from birth certificates.
Reuters seems to have finally caught up to Abigail Shrier, finding that the significant majority of minors receiving gender-affirming care, including double hysterectomies (“top surgery”), are adolescents who were assigned female at birth.
Adolescents assigned female at birth account for a significant majority of minors receiving gender-affirming care, including top surgery, fueling debate about the influence of peer groups and social media https://t.co/mGylXDZCQL via @specialreports pic.twitter.com/cv2UiksRKT
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2022
Reuters reports on Samuel Kulovitz:
When his mother learned of his transgender identity, she was supportive and enrolled him in therapy. He was diagnosed at age 12 with gender dysphoria, the distress that comes from identifying as a gender different from the one assigned at birth.
Two and a half years later, Kulovitz started on the hormone testosterone. He was thrilled as he grew facial and chest hair, his voice dropped, and his menstrual periods stopped.
Still, his breasts were a constant source of distress, and his body ached from wearing a chest binder. “I always thought, ‘I wish I could get rid of them,’ ” Kulovitz said.
One day during his junior year of high school, Kulovitz, then 16, was scrolling on his phone when the TikTok account of a Miami surgeon who offered to “yeet the teets” of young transgender people popped up. In videos with hip-hop music playing in the background, Dr Sidhbh Gallagher provided detailed information about top surgery to remove or modify breasts and displayed photos of her satisfied gender-diverse patients, most of them young people, with shirts off to show the results of the doctor’s work. “Come to Miami to see me and the rest of the De Titty Committee,” she said in one of the videos.
Sounds like a serious doctor. Only $10,000 later, those breasts were gone.
“The question, for some, is whether peer groups and online media may be influencing some of these patients to pursue medical transition, with potentially irreversible side effects, at a time in their lives when their identities are often in flux,” Reuters adds. Do you think? And just maybe school counselors as well?
Stop with the ideological garbage. The obstetrician/midwife doesn’t flip a coin and ‘assign’ sex.
If they did trans people would be bringing a class-action lawsuit for ‘wrongful assignment’.
Everyone knows sex is OBSERVED at birth, and is OBSERVED in utero.
— Hennie Inglis 🏴 🇳🇱 💚🤍💜 (@HennieInglis) November 18, 2022
Nobody is “assigned” female; they objectively are or they objectively are not
— Dan, Human Tetris Wizard and Guy in a Chair (@Libertybibbledy) November 18, 2022
So is time to un-cancel @AbigailShrier because the issue she has championed is now “socially acceptable”?
— Daniel Reid (@danielp_reid) November 18, 2022
It’s far beyond time to un-cancel Shrier. She’s deserved a massive apology for writing about the sharp spike in girls believing they’re boys.
Now. Where have I heard this before?
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) November 18, 2022
But I thought surgeries for minors were a myth😮
— Sam Underhill (@samunderhill_) November 18, 2022
Glad to see you reporting on this. No one is assigned a sex at birth. It’s not a mystical process but a scientific one based on observable material reality. In fact most babies have their sex verified whilst in the womb via testing. A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast.
— Jane Doe ⚢ (@IsleLesbos) November 18, 2022
You’re describing the social contagion that causes girls to exhibit rapid onset gender dysphoria (rogd). @LisaLittman1 warned the world about this years ago in a peer reviewed paper. Why didn’t you cite her by name ?
— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) November 18, 2022
I thought we weren’t allowed to say this? Or notice it? Or even think it?
— Jenny George (@proudkidanddog1) November 19, 2022
Is this a move by Reuters to sanitize their prior position? NYT seems to be reversing course too.
— Pete Pete (@petedemars) November 18, 2022
Welcome to a year+ ago. Normal people have known this for a while. We also know it’s because of females heightened likelihood to succumb to social pressure.
— MrHumpty_MC (@MrHumpty_) November 19, 2022
@AbigailShrier has literally been saying this for years.
— Political Gadfly (@simplegadfly) November 18, 2022
Using these woke phrases like “assigned female at birth” makes it sound very biased. However, I’m glad that MSM is finally asking some of these hard questions.
— Chloe Cole ⭐️ (@ChoooCole) November 18, 2022
Reuters is getting a lot of pushback in the replies for publishing such an anti-science, anti-trans article. But the overall theme seems to be that more evaluation is needed before getting into gender-affirming care:
Prisha Mosley is one of several people who told Reuters that, in hindsight, they think the medical professionals who helped them transition should have evaluated them more thoroughly and advised against medical treatments they now regret.
Later that year, Mosley said, a therapist diagnosed her with gender dysphoria after a single visit. By July, Mosley began treatment with testosterone under the care of her doctor at Cone.
We note again that the Biden administration is 100 percent behind gender-affirming care for minors and the president put out a video for Transgender Day of Awareness, “I’ve got your back.”
Heartbreaking: Teen de-transitioning says she’s ruined her life by going on hormones; ‘I’m literally suicidal’ https://t.co/6nROoRLrmM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 28, 2022