“Gender-affirming care” is the most recent buzz phrase getting used to help the usage of medication and surgical procedure to change gender. In keeping with the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies (HHS), gender-affirming care “is a supportive type of healthcare” that consists of medical, surgical, psychological well being and non-medical providers for transgender and nonbinary folks.

Throughout puberty, the gender-affirming care might embody the usage of puberty blockers, that are hormones that pause pubertal improvement.1 Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHas) are a key a part of this remedy, with Lupron (leuprolide acetate) being some of the well-known.

Many who take the medication, nonetheless, aren’t conscious of their vital risks or, as A Midwestern Physician put it, “the scandalous 40 12 months saga that has allowed them to be unjustifiably used for a variety of medical circumstances.”2

How Does Lupron Cease Puberty?

GnRHas are a category of medicines that act by initially rising after which subsequently lowering the secretion of gonadotropins — hormones that stimulate the gonads, which means, in males, the testes, and in females, the ovaries. This results in a lower in testosterone ranges in males and estrogen ranges in females. Midwestern Physician explains:3

“There are a number of the way you’ll be able to block the manufacturing of hormones within the physique. Because the sign to provide intercourse hormones (e.g., estrogen and testosterone) begins within the mind, reducing that sign off principally eliminates the physique’s manufacturing of hormones.

Probably the most highly effective hormonal blockers, the GnRH agonists, work by overstimulating the mind’s GnRH receptors in order that they grow to be ‘burned out’ and not reply to the pure launch of GnRH within the physique, thereby short-circuiting the physique’s manufacturing of intercourse hormones (which in lots of circumstances is a everlasting short-c).”

Lupron will increase the discharge of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland, which results in a short lived surge in intercourse hormones — testosterone in males and estrogen in females.

Nonetheless, steady administration of Lupron then results in a downregulation of LH and FSH ranges, which considerably reduces the manufacturing of intercourse hormones by the gonads. This discount in intercourse hormones successfully pauses the development of puberty, stopping the event of secondary sexual traits, equivalent to deepening of the voice and progress of facial and physique hair in males and the event of breasts in ladies.

The usage of GnRH agonists in transgender youth is claimed to supply a short lived halt to puberty that may be reversed when the medicine is discontinued. HHS is amongst people who describe puberty blockers as “reversible.”4 But, there are lots of unanswered questions on how these medication change human improvement, as practically all of those that take them go on to make use of cross-sex hormones. In keeping with a report by Britain’s Nationwide Well being Service:5,6

“Probably the most tough query is whether or not puberty blockers do certainly present priceless time for youngsters and younger folks to think about their choices, or whether or not they successfully ‘lock in’ kids and younger folks to a remedy pathway, which culminates in development to feminizing/masculinizing hormones by impeding the standard means of sexual orientation and gender id improvement.

Information from each the Netherlands and the examine carried out by GIDS [Gender Identity Development Service] demonstrated that the majority kids and younger people who find themselves placed on puberty blockers go on to intercourse hormone remedy (96.5% and 98% respectively). The explanations for this have to be higher understood.”

In the meantime, there’s no proof that the usage of puberty blockers is protected for youth, whereas everlasting bodily hurt might end result. For starters, the American Faculty of Pediatricians explains:

“Momentary use of Lupron has … been related to and could also be the reason for many severe everlasting negative effects together with osteoporosis, temper problems, seizures, cognitive impairment and, when mixed with cross-sex hormones, sterility.”

Lupron Is a Profitable Drug

Regardless of its lengthy checklist of great negative effects, Lupron is prescribed for a variety of off-label makes use of. Initially accepted for the remedy of superior prostate most cancers, it transitioned to getting used for all prostate cancers and isn’t additionally accepted to deal with superior breast most cancers, endometriosis and uterine fibroids in ladies and to deal with early puberty in kids. Within the case of superior prostate most cancers remedy, Midwestern Physician famous:7

“[I]n addition to Lupron providing a really small survival profit, a robust case could be made that since it’s incessantly noticed to causes quite a lot of extreme issues (e.g., a big enhance in deadly coronary heart assaults or diabetes), its discount within the prostate most cancers loss of life price is definitely an artifact of it killing the sufferers earlier than a sluggish rising prostate most cancers would.

This attitude for instance was shared by the Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of the American Most cancers Society.”

Lupron can be used for quite a lot of off-label makes use of, together with gynecological issues, in-vitro fertilization and egg donation, chemical castration for intercourse offenders, rising top in kids and blocking puberty in transgendered youth.8

Midwestern Physician factors out that Lupron succeeded in changing into such a broadly used drug regardless of its excessive dangers as a result of “some of the overt acts of doctor bribery I’ve seen in American medication.” Particularly:9

“Since Lupron initially didn’t promote effectively, Lupron’s producer took benefit of the present ‘commonplace,’ which permits chemotherapy medication to be offered for a really excessive value and be ‘forgiven’ for his or her excessive toxicity.

This was performed by reformulating Lupron right into a long-acting month-to-month shot urologists might straight administer to their (prostate most cancers) sufferers and therefore straight revenue from marking up after they resold it (e.g., Medicare paid $1,200 per shot — or roughly $2,400 in right now’s {dollars}, and in lots of circumstances urologists charged way more, all of which allowed many urologists to make a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} per 12 months administering the photographs).

To additional sweeten the deal, Lupron’s producer incessantly bribed urologists and gave them free Lupron samples they ‘resold.’ This was unlawful — and ultimately resulted in an $875 million advantageous … however no pharmaceutical executives going to jail.

As a result of Lupron was immensely worthwhile, increasingly urologists jumped on it, and by the late Nineteen Nineties Lupron remedies had been costing virtually a billion {dollars} per 12 months and accounted for 40 % of all Medicare funds to many urology practices within the late Nineteen Nineties …

This in flip led to a fast proliferation of latest off-label ‘makes use of’ for the drug … Remarkably, regardless of the very fact Lupron has been available on the market for many years, it’s nonetheless extraordinarily costly. Lupron therefore is a really profitable drug.”

Lupron’s Intensive Checklist of Aspect Results

In 2017, a Kaiser Basis article reported that greater than 10,000 adversarial occasion studies had been filed with the FDA by ladies who’d taken Lupron, in lots of circumstances a decade or extra prior.10 A few of the ladies took Lupron as kids to develop taller or cease early puberty.

Then, of their 20s, a variety of debilitating well being points resulted, starting from brittle bones and broken joints to continual ache, degenerative disc illness, temper swings and complications. Seizures, despair and anxiousness had been additionally reported. Lupron’s prescribing data lists a lot of vital warnings and precautions, together with:11

Enhance in bone ache

Ureteral obstruction

Spinal twine compression, which can contribute to paralysis with or with out deadly issues

Hyperglycemia and diabetes

Elevated danger of coronary heart assault, sudden cardiac loss of life and stroke in males


It additional states, “In postmarketing expertise, temper swings, despair, uncommon studies of suicidal ideation and try, uncommon studies of pituitary apoplexy [sudden bleeding into or impaired blood supply of the pituitary gland], and uncommon studies of significant drug-induced liver damage have been reported.”12

The FDA’s Hostile Occasion Reporting System now has at the least 76,221 Lupron damage studies, of which 41,895 had been extreme and 11,917 had been deadly, based on Midwestern Physician.13 Among the many commonest negative effects are fast bone loss, together with jaw points and tooth cracking aside, to the purpose that some ladies want dentures of their 30s.

Lengthy-term injury to feminine menstrual cycles, hormonal points, sexual dysfunction, together with impotence, cognitive dysfunction, IQ loss in kids and psychiatric circumstances are additionally generally reported, together with coronary heart issues, extreme arthritis, gastrointestinal problems and immune suppression.14 Midwestern Physician studies:15

“Typically talking, Lupron (just like the COVID vaccines) causes the physique to age prematurely — which within the case of Lupron supplies an necessary perception on the significance of hormones as these victims present a novel perception into what occurs because the physique loses these important messengers (one thing which additionally happens with age).

This why along with profound bone loss, Lupron additionally incessantly causes different degenerative processes like hair loss, vaginal atrophy, receding gums, and declining imaginative and prescient.

For every of these signs (and lots of others), I’ve learn numerous testimonials describing the anguish of getting their physique quickly age in entrance of their eyes and the final despair that accompanies many years of struggling with these illnesses and the very fact there isn’t any one who will assist them.”

Leaked Emails Present Docs Know the Dangers of Lupron

Leaked emails from docs who belong to the World Skilled Affiliation for Transgender Well being (WPATH) additionally present that gender-affirming well being care will not be black and white. WPATH has influenced gender-affirming remedy pointers adopted by England’s Nationwide Well being Service, however based on Michael Shellenberger, a U.S. journalist who accessed the information, “what is named ‘gender medication’ is neither science nor medication.”16 One physician wrote:17

“I’ve one transition pal/colleague who, after about eight to 10 years of [testosterone] developed hepatocarcinoma [a form of liver cancer] … To one of the best of my data, it was linked to his hormone remedy … it was so superior that he opted for palliative care and died a few months later.”

One other, a toddler psychologist, mentioned kids don’t perceive the ramifications of the hormone remedy and surgical procedures, stating:18

“[It is] out of their developmental vary to know the extent to which a few of these medical interventions are impacting them. They’ll say they perceive, however then they’ll say one thing else that makes you assume, oh, they didn’t actually perceive that they’re going to have facial hair.”

Midwestern Physician additionally reviewed the leaks to see what WPATH members truly find out about Lupron and different puberty blockers, stating:19

“From reviewing all of it, I discovered that very like one another group which has promoted the off-label utilization of Lupron, WPATH was:

Not completely certain what the long-term penalties of this push for these medication was and in essence, a lot of what they had been doing was a big experiment.

Acknowledged that quite a lot of vital negative effects would happen in kids who took the blockers (e.g., some would completely lose their libido or the power to have an orgasm and lots of kids would lose the required emotional developmental course of that happens throughout puberty).

Regardless of claiming in any other case, they knew the consequences of Lupron had been typically not reversible.

Acknowledged that the kids they had been giving the blockers to had been too younger to completely comprehend the risks of those medication however nonetheless had been searching for to provoke their use as early as potential.”

Gender-Affirming Care Is a ‘Human Experiment on Kids and Teenagers’

Dr. Rachel Levine, HHS assistant secretary for well being, has broadly said that “gender-affirming care is medically vital, protected, and efficient for trans and non-binary youth.”20 Nonprofit watchdog Shield the Public’s Belief (PPT) filed a Freedom of Data Act (FOIA) request for information of scientific proof to help gender-affirming care.

In response to the FOIA, HHS gave just one doc totaling two pages in size — a brochure posted on its web site, titled, “Gender-Affirming Care and Younger Folks.”21 In a grievance obtained by The Each day Wire, PPT wrote to the HHS Inspector Common, calling for an investigation into Levine’s statements — and whether or not they violate HHS’ scientific integrity insurance policies.22

Describing the FOIA submission as “primarily a chunk of selling materials with cherry-picked knowledge and agenda-driven assertions,” the grievance to HHS states:23

“That is the alternative of science and evidence-based policymaking and flies within the face of the company’s pledge of ‘adherence to skilled practices, moral conduct, and the rules of honesty and objectivity when conducting, managing, utilizing the outcomes of, and speaking about science and scientific actions.'”

In the meantime, in a Wall Road Journal Opinion piece, investigative journalist Gerald Posner known as gender-affirming care “a human experiment on kids and youths, essentially the most susceptible sufferers,” including:24

“Ignoring the long-term risks posed by unrestricted off-label dishing out of highly effective puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, mixed with the massive overdiagnosis of minors as gender dysphoric, borders on little one abuse.”

To search out out extra, the video Trans Horror: The Unstated Fact dives into the “unstated actuality of transgender sexual reassignment surgical procedure and all the ache, remorse and horrors it entails.”25 You can even find out about the way to defend your kids from transgender ideology in my interview with Dr. Miriam Grossman, a toddler and adolescent psychiatrist and board-certified medical physician.

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