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Doctors BLAST National Geographic for Celebrating Transgender Children

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The American College of Pediatricians blasted National Geographic for celebrating “transgender” children in its current issue.

For the first time ever, National Geographic featured a transgender child on its cover for January.

The prestigious publication called it a “special issue” under the headline “Gender Revolution.”

But doctors said the magazine was merely pandering to a dangerous liberal agenda.

The child on the cover is 9-year-old Avery Jackson, who was born a boy, but now identifies as a girl.

The American College of Pediatricians said using Jackson in this way promoted a practice that carries serious health risks.

Michelle Cretella, MD, president of the American College of Pediatricians, told LifeSiteNews that National Geographic is “promoting a political agenda over science and the wellbeing of innocent children.”

Cretella explained that the process of “affirming” these “so-called transgender children” involves “sterilizing them as young as 11-years-old.”

The children, who are too young to fully understand the implications of what’s being done, are given puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones that cause permanent sterility.

Biological girls who decide to be boys are subjected to a double mastectomy as young as 16-years-old.

These procedures “put these children at risk for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cancers and more,” said Cretella.

She further noted that often children under 12 will identify to one degree or another with the opposite sex at some point. But “allowed to naturally pass through puberty, 75%-95% of the time that child will accept his or her biological sex by the late teen years.”

Sadly, liberals don’t want to let nature take its course with these children. They want to intervene and turn them into poster children for a political, anti-religion agenda.

This, Cretella concluded, amounts to “child abuse.”

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