By Brandon Showalter, featuring Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum

WASHINGTON — A new study is challenging the oft-repeated claim among trans activists that unless children suffering from gender dysphoria are given puberty blockers and pursue a chemical gender transition, they are likely to die by suicide. 

In a report released Monday by the Heritage Foundation’s Jay Greene, a senior research fellow at the Center for Education Policy, the scholar explained that contrary to the Biden administration and LGBT activists’ assertions that so-called “gender-affirming” care is necessary healthcare for trans-identifying youth and that it prevents them from killing themselves, prescribing cross-sex hormones to children and teens without their parents’ consent actually increases suicide rates. 

In response to a question from The Christian Post, Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, shared how parents navigate the fear-inducing claim that their children are bound to “commit suicide” unless they undergo an experimental cross-sex hormonal regimen. She stressed that the claims of transgender activists lose their strength once parents start to learn more about what has been happening across the culture.

Conversely, Greene’s statistical analysis also comes on the heels of increased conservative scrutiny of gender ideology more broadly and pediatric gender medicalization in the form of documentary films like “What is a Woman?” by the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh, which was released on June 1, and Fox Nation’s upcoming Tucker Carlson Originals documentary “Transgressive: The Cult of Confusion” which is slated to be released in July. 

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