Isabella Ayala, a 20-year-old from Florida, recently initiated a lawsuit against the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and her healthcare providers, accusing them of civil conspiracy, fraud, and medical malpractice. Her case, notable for being the first to name the AAP, alleges the organization disseminated misleading information about treating gender-confused children.
Ayala’s journey into gender transition began at 14, amidst mental health challenges and social isolation. She was quickly recommended testosterone injections after a single meeting with a doctor.
This decision, she claims, was made under misrepresented information and undue pressure. The consequences have been severe, including physical pain, mental health struggles, and autoimmune disease, leading her to stop testosterone treatment abruptly in 2020.
Her lawsuit questions the AAP’s “gender-affirming” care model and its implications on young patients like herself.
Genspect, an international and non-partisan organization representing thousands of parents of gender dysphoric children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as trans people, detransitioners, clinicians, and allied groups has written…
“An Open Letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics”
…asking that our children be affirmed as whole human beings.
Why this letter now? Genspect believes the AAP is suppressing support for something called Resolution 27.
We have recently become aware that five pediatricians submitted a resolution (#27) to urge the AAP to do a thorough and systematic evaluation of the available evidence and to update the 2018 AAP position paper Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents, which incorrectly promulgates the notion that “gender affirmative” psychosocial and medical interventions are the only acceptable treatment for gender dysphoric youth. This resolution is timely: thousands of young adults are coming forward on Detrans subreddit and other social media platforms describing their regret. Why is this happening? A recently published peer-reviewed publication warned that the original “Dutch” protocol that is now used to treat dysphoric youth suffers from significant methodological limitations and is not applicable to most of the current cases: namely youth with post-puberty onset of gender dysphoria complicated by mental health or neurocognitive difficulties.
In the Open Letter you will read about Europe’s reconsideration of Affirmative Care. And much, much more.
For more information on Gender Ideology claims please read the following posts.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s premier association of pediatricians, plans to review the evidence for gender-affirming medical care and potentially amend its policies that help guide doctors and clinicians providing the treatment to transgender youth.
The exact scope of the review has yet to be determined, but is expected to include an evaluation of medical interventions such as puberty blockers and hormones, which are in some cases used to delay puberty or boost physical features associated with a gender different from the patient’s sex at birth.
The process, known as a systematic evidence review, typically looks at all relevant evidence behind any given treatment, adjusting for bias and other potential flaws. It will be conducted by an external organization, the AAP said.
In a related matter.
PSH are Puberty Suppressing Hormones aka Puberty Blockers
Another change of mind about puberty blockers. (Good God. What was he thinking to begin with.)
“I’ve changed my mind based on the evidence; it’s really not a pause for the vast majority of young people,” he said.
Dr. Stathis, who is medical director of Child and Youth Mental Health Service at Children’s Health Queensland, was referring to Dutch and English data showing that almost all of the young patients started on blockers went on to cross-sex hormones, which have irreversible effects.
Blockers have often been promoted as a “no regrets” option giving a child time to mature and consider the weighty decision whether to progress to lifelong hormones.
Dr. Stathis, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who founded the gender clinic at the Queensland Children’s Hospital where patient numbers rose from 48 in 2014 to 635 in 2021, made the remarks on July 23 during a lengthy presentation at a conference of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in Cairns, Queensland.
Dr. Stathis appears to be one of the first gender-affirming clinicians to publicly accept the findings of systematic reviews in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom since 2019 that the evidence base for medical transition of minors is of low quality and very uncertain.