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Another Outrage in California

ZoeB2 Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 7:04 AM
If puberty starts at 7, bad stuff happens. Delaying it for 5 years in girls, 7 in boys, is recommended in such cases. Using the same medications on Transsexual children in controversial still. The evidence is clear that it saves lives if you do, in the short term. There's been no evidence of harm in the 22 years since this was first started overseas, but the numbers are too small to be certain there's no long-term ill effects. In Holland, they wait till at least age 12. In the US, until Tanner stage II, which may come earlier, or later - 15 or so in some cases. Only about 100 transsexual children have been so treated in the USA, none in California to my knowledge.

As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent. This is an absolute travesty.

SB 1172, which addresses this very issue, passed its first hurdle on Wednesday, as the California Senate voted 23-13 in favor of the bill, which would also require counselors and psychotherapists to warn prospective adult clients of the alleged danger of any counseling or therapy aimed at helping...