Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 10, 2023 / 15:50 pm
A major pediatrician’s group is urging the influential American Academy of Pediatricians to reevaluate its support for extreme transgender treatments performed on children, with the group claiming there is a lack of significant evidence to justify those procedures.
The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) said in a statement last week that it was reaffirming its 2018 policy statement in support of transgender interventions for children, including irreversible surgery and synthetic hormone usage.
The AAP said it had also authorized the “development of an expanded set of guidance for pediatricians” pending a review of clinical research that has arisen in the past five years.
In a press release on Thursday, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) said it was “disappointed that the AAP has reaffirmed its support for transgender interventions on minors.”