Prog Blog Lashes Out Against Kansas Ban Targeting Puberty Blockers

We had stronger wording in mind but we encourage our blog community to take a minute and think before getting frustrated . . .

Objectively . . . The "science" put forward in a post by the "The Kansas City Beacon" is "controversial" at best and, obviously, there is an ongoing debate about the efficacy of gender-affirming medical tech. 

And this is why it's important to take a second . . . We're talking about youngsters and the most important thing about this discussion is compassion, care and consideration for any family confronting a dilemma regarding gender.

Our only caveat . . . 

As far as "the science" over puberty blockers . . . 

It's fair to question any emerging technology. 

But let's discuss the topic with information rather than homespun insults. 

Accordingly . . .  Here's snippet that resonates from the BBC which is a Brit source and probably doesn't care what American voters do in 2024: 

The evidence for using puberty blocking drugs to treat young people struggling with their gender identity is "very low", an official review has found.

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said existing studies of the drugs were small and "subject to bias and confounding".

The assessment of the evidence into the drugs was commissioned by NHS England.

That report was from 2021 . . . This week . . . A local prog blog seems to know better:

"Physicians and research suggest proposals like those in Kansas that bar gender-affirming care for minors pose long-term dangers for mental and physical health — while at least stalling that process with puberty blockers keeps options open."

Read more via link . . .

Kansas may ban gender-affirming care for minors. Doctors cite physical and mental costs of waiting

State lawmakers will try to ban gender-affirming care, though similar proposals have been vetoed by the democratic governor.