Doctors Admit Puberty Blockers Are Not ‘Reversible’

Videos have revealed that pediatricians have quietly admitted that puberty blockers are irreversible.

The footage was obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

In an educational session held by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), a doctor explained that puberty blockers disrupt calcium stores needed for proper health and development.

“Normally puberty is the time of putting the calcium into your piggy bank. This is how I explain it to families. You’ve got a piggy bank for your calcium and you better get it all in by 25 because at 25 you’re going to live off that piggy bank,” Dr. Daniel Metzger said.

“We do know that even if you look at people now age 22, if you’ve done all of this and you’ve gone off and then you go back on the hormones that you want to have, you have not caught up by age 22. Which is about the time you need to fill up your piggy bank. This is a concern that not everybody is getting their piggy bank completely filled up with calcium.”

Discussing transgender teenagers, Metzger said, “They’re unwiring, they’re rewiring. And if we’ve started one kid unwiring and half rewiring, and then we changed their puberty the other way and we’re unwiring, people have been trying to figure out what this does for kids’ brains.”

“They seem to do reasonably the same as their friends but we’re not looking at their IQ and their learning ability and lots of other things,” he added.

During another discussion, Dr. Scott Leibowitz stated, “When we just say, ‘Oh puberty blockers are just reversible and it’s a very noninvasive treatment,’ I would say it’s more invasive than often times the media makes it out to be or other people.”

A recent article in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), claims that laws protecting minors from hormone treatments and transition surgery “amounts to state-sanctioned medical neglect and emotional abuse.”

The article, written by Emily Georges, Emily C.B. Brown, and Rachel Silliman Cohen of the Seattle Children’s Hospital, claim they want to “refute the idea that gender-affirming care (GAC) [sic] is child maltreatment” and also  “demonstrate how withholding GAC is harmful to children and amounts to state-sanctioned medical neglect and emotional abuse.”

“They deny children access to routine health care that has been shown to decrease dramatically high rates of suicide and depression for TGD youth,” the authors said.

Assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry Kathleen McDeavitt criticized the article, claiming that many statements the author’s made were false.

“The authors state that GAC ‘does not cause harm’ and ‘decreases many negative health outcomes, including rates of depression,’” McDeavitt said. “No relevant citations are provided for this claim. Although youth GAC has the support of the professional medical community in the United States,that does not mean there is no risk of harm.”