American children have easier access to transgender surgeries and treatments than minors in any European country, according to a new study.
Ethical healthcare advocates Do No Harm found minors in the US can more easily obtain puberty blockers, hormonal therapies and transition surgeries.
Endocrinologist Dr. William Malone said America’s political environment makes it more difficult for doctors to criticise the use of unproven, off-label, and potentially risky medical interventions.
He told Fox News that the US is dealing with “what may be the biggest medical and ethical scandal of modern times.”
Dr. Malone explained that: “Transgender medicine is big business, and youth who are transitioning today will be medical patients for life.”
The study noted that the UK is heading in the opposite direction after evidence that gender clinics were rushing children into taking risky drugs and undergoing irreversible surgeries.
Sweden has also backed away from transgender treatments for minors.
It’s outlawed prescribing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to people under 18.