The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has admitted that it lowered its standards for the ages for transgender surgery and treatments to try and make sure radical doctors that provide these illicit services don’t get sued.
The Daily Wire recently reported that WPATH decided to remove its minimum age recommendations for dangerous transgender procedures.
The organization also signed onto the idea that the government should be allowed to come in and take kids away from any parent who resists allowing their children to be exposed to these harsh “medical” procedures.
It was not exactly clear at the time why WPATH made these decisions. But now, Daily Wire revealed that the group was trying to put up a screen to cover radical doctors who push these transformations.
“We were thinking, and it was scary for me, about the potential uses of the chapter for legal and insurance contexts,” said Amy Tishelman, who introduced herself as the lead author of the Child chapter in WPATH’s new guidelines. “What we didn’t want to do was create a chapter that would make it more likely that practitioners would be sued because they weren’t following exactly what we said.”
Tishelman previously held the position of the Director of Clinical Research at the Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The GeMs program welcomes “gender diverse” patients as young as 3 years old and offers a “full suite of surgical options for transgender teens,” according to their website.
“We wanted there to be some clinician judgment without being at risk for being held in court for not sticking completely to these standards,” continued Tishelman. “So we did write them in a way I think so that there is leeway, that we recommend things, but we suggest that clinicians use their judgment about what to do in therapy situations and assessment situations so that they can use individualized clinical judgment and not face malpractice suits.”
This is little else but a tacit admission that they know full well that these radical procedures are dangerous, unnecessary, and wrong.Commentary