Identity Inc. is militantly dedicated to convincing Alaska children they should transition from one gender identity to another with the use of puberty hormone blockers.
In material published on its own website, the gender identity group says that although hormone treatments are “off label” for gender transition purposes, they have been used safely for years, a claim that is disputed by some who have gone through the treatments and suffered long-term consequences. The group provides “consent forms” for youth and their guardians to sign, showing they fully understand these consequences. The group’s health clinic then writes the prescription for the drugs for the confused children.
Rep. Mary Peltola wants Alaskans to go to Identity Inc’s website and support the group. In a “Pride Month” social media message, Alaska’s only House representative wished everyone a “Happy Pride Month,” and encouraged Alaskans to volunteer with Identity Inc. She linked a donation page for the group.
The question of whether children can truly provide consent to chemical castration and the blocking of normal hormones is controversial, with critics explaining that children are too young to fully understand the consequences that these drugs have on them permanently.
Antony Latham, a retired general practice physician and the chair of the the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, wrote, “Gender dysphoria is a persistent distress about one’s assigned gender. Referrals regarding gender dysphoria have recently greatly increased, often of a form that is rapid in onset. The sex ratio has changed, most now being natal females. Mental health issues pre-date the dysphoria in most. Puberty blockers are offered in clinics to help the child avoid puberty. Puberty blockers have known serious side effects, with uncertainty about their long-term use. They do not improve mental health. Without medication, most will desist from the dysphoria in time. Yet over 90% of those treated with puberty blockers progress to cross-sex hormones and often surgery, with irreversible consequences. The brain is biologically and socially immature in childhood and unlikely to understand the long-term consequences of treatment. The prevailing culture to affirm the dysphoria is critically reviewed. It is concluded that children are unable to consent to the use of puberty blockers.” His paper is at this link.
But while British courts have concluded children cannot consent to puberty blockers, this new gender medicine a big business in the United States, where doctors conspire with pharmaceutical companies to hook kids on puberty-blocking drugs. The kids then become lifelong customers of Big Pharma for the chemicals needed to maintain their new gender appearance.
Rep. Peltola is pushing the chemical-gender agenda on Alaskans during Pride Month, possibly out of step with the majority of Alaskans.