The new President of the American Medical Association Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld has ruled transgender treatments for minors as an “ethical and scientific” procedure – a determination that has been widely but silently dissented within the medical community.
Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marty Makary pulled the curtain back during his appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” arguing that “a lot” of doctors think “gender-affirming” care for kids is “crazy,” but they are “too afraid” to speak out.
“I think a lot of doctors think this is crazy, but they are too afraid to speak up. Mayo Clinic just fired a doctor who said, hey, testosterone and transgender female athletes, that’s not fair. And he was a famous exercise physiologist, that basically sends a message. You’ve got to be in line with the party establishment thinking on this,” Dr. Makary explained, Saturday.
Children experiencing dysphoria may start getting treatment in early childhood, and may progress to surgeries starting at age 18, or sometimes younger.
Dr. Marty Makary continued, urging Americans to wake up to what he sees as the politicization of the medical community.
“Just as in the general society, people are wearing their political badges. That’s happening now in the medical community, Pete So you’ll have an entirely flawed research study and then somebody will cite it and says, this is exactly why we have to do this, simply because it aligns politically,” Dr. Makary explained, Saturday.
“We as physicians, realize how common this is out there, more and more doctors are speaking up, and we need to speak up,” Dr. Makary began.
“Unfortunately, the Mayo Clinic suspension of that doctor sent a strong message that if you speak up, you’re going to risk your livelihood, your job as a doctor. But we’ve got to get more research. Right now. We don’t have the critical research that we should be getting. And that’s because research is only done to support a foregone conclusion.”