Puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones -- what's the harm?

Thursday, October 3, 2019
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

preparing syringe for injection vaccination 2Data from FDA shows drugs used as puberty blockers in young people have been linked to thousands of adult deaths, and one pediatrician says the federal agency needs to investigate further.

The data has been highly publicized by news outlets like The Christian Post, which says, "Between 2012 and June 30th of this year, the FDA documented over 40,764 adverse reactions suffered by patients who took Lupron."

Meanwhile, "More than 25,500 reactions logged from 2014-2019 were considered 'serious,' including 6,370 deaths," The Christian Post continues.

"It's quite a concern, isn't it," responds Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, in an interview with OneNewsNow. "I think what's important for folks to understand is that the FDA has not proven causation. But it's the FDA's job to collect data, and they have a reporting system. So if any negative reactions occur to a patient who is taking this drug, those get reported, and it's up to the FDA to then go and investigate further."

Cretella

Dr. Cretella thinks the most important thing would be to underscore that when young children are put on the puberty blockers, followed by cross-sex hormones, they will be permanently sterilized.

"So in terms of its real harm that we know we're causing, young children who are puberty blocked and then put on cross-sex hormones will not be able to have children," Dr. Cretella explains.

NBC News has dismissed the reports on the FDA data, saying "a viral fake news story linked trans healthcare to 'thousands' of deaths." That prompted Mercatornet.com, a website "navigating modern complexities," to publish an article asserting there is nothing fake about the dangers of transgender medications.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your take on the NHCLC proposal to 'fund the wall and give us DACA'?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump impeachment goes to Senate
Storm hammering Midwest snow, stopping travel
California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent
Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID
California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds
Biden reversing Trump ban on transgenders in military
Antifa mob attacks buildings, sets fires in Tacoma

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Reporters mostly pre-selected for Biden at 1st formal presser as POTUS
Sen. Ted Cruz reintroduces constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress
Impeach trial 'has to happen,' Biden says, but he doesn't think Senate will convict
Levin: Biden’s actions have been about conformity, not uniting the country
Right on schedule, COVID pivots for Biden

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Information is power – and 'big tech' has both

technology (generic)The major technology companies could have more national security data than the federal government, according to a panel of experts at The Heritage Foundation.