Digging Deeper Into Cass Review And Tavistock Close

James Kirkup at The Spectator has a piece worth your time.

Grab graphs from The Cass Review.

We do not fully understand the role of adolescent sex hormones in driving the development of both sexuality and gender identity through the early teen years, so by extension we cannot be sure about the impact of stopping these hormone surges on psychosexual and gender maturation. We therefore have no way of knowing whether, rather than buying time to make a decision, puberty blockers may disrupt that decision-making process.

A further concern is that adolescent sex hormone surges may trigger the opening of a critical period for experience-dependent rewiring of neural circuits underlying executive function (i.e. maturation of the part of the brain concerned with planning, decision making and judgement). If this is the case, brain maturation may be temporarily or permanently disrupted by puberty blockers, which could have significant impact on the ability to make complex risk-laden decisions, as well as possible longer-term neuropsychological consequences. To date, there has been very limited research on the short-, medium- or longer-term impact of puberty blockers on neurocognitive development.

Source:  The Cass Review. (emphasis added)

Kirkup asks in his article:

This all raises many grim questions. Here are just two. Given the lack of evidence supporting the use of puberty blockers and the volume of concerns raised about their use, why has it taken so long for the uncertainties and risks around their use to be officially recognised? And is there any other context in which the responsible authorities – medical, governmental and political – would have been so slow to intervene over such scandalous disregard for the welfare of children?

Unfortunately, if the issue is about human sexuality or gender, people today treat the issue with kid-gloves. Many have also been intimidated into silence by the Gender-Ideology-Bullies out there. Afraid of being called a bigot. Or having their career derailed (a real fear).

One MP from Ireland wants to know more.

There will of course be political opportunists. There always are. But the full weight of investigative journalism had better get cranked up on this one.

Shouting Voices are beginning to be heard!

The Tavistock closing is a big deal. Sex changes for children — the Biden-approved policy — is unraveling. Is America noticing?

I expect the Trial Lawyers are getting their game faces on.