Susan Berry - Breitbart's transphobic moron in residence
Breitbart’s Susan Berry is reliably transphobic and reliably wrong on science.

According to one of Breitbart’s wizards, Susan Berry, Science Says Transgender Hormones and Surgeries Do Not Prevent Suicides.

Ms. Berry is wrong!

Berry goes on to write:

Significant research and study, however, has found that transgender medical interventions, such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, and sex transition surgeries do not prevent suicide or improve mental health in gender dysphoric young people.

Bullshit! The clinical practice standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics includes 94 citations. Most of these are peer-reviewed research published to respected academic journals. That was published in October, 2018.

There has been a substantial amount of research published since October, 2018. In all cases the research supports gender-affirming care. I created a list from the first results from Google Scholar based on the date of publication. I eliminated no articles questioning gender-affirming care because they do not exist. A small sample includes:

“None of these people give a rat’s ass about kids. This is about defending scripture.”

Berry did not cite the source of her “information.”

However, she did link to a video consisting of anti-transgender propaganda. I choose not to link to it. However it was produced by Catholic extremist, Jennifer Lahl. It features the usual crackpots including Defender of the Faith Paul Hruz who says:

…“there’s a very good reason to be concerned about the outcome specifically, that some of the largest studies that have been done with the longest follow-up have shown that suicide rates remain markedly elevated after you undergo these affirmation interventions.”

Of course Hruz does not cite the studies or when they were published and the journal to which they were supposedly published.

Once again, this is remarkably simple and consistent. None of these people give a rat’s ass about kids. This is about defending scripture.

Remove religion from the issue and none of this nonsense would exist.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.