So-called “puberty blockers” – the class of drugs that were used to “chemically castrate” computing pioneer Alan Turing for being homosexual (a crime in the UK in the 1950s), which is believed to have led to his suicide by cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 are extremely dangerous.
The most common one nowadays is Lupron, which is used as a treatment/alternative punishment on rapists and paedophiles to reduce their offending by destroying their sexual function. It has not been tested for use on “transgender” children and nobody knows how much permanent damage it could do (although the likely answer is “a lot”), which is why the High Court in England ruled last year that children under the age of 16 were not medically competent to consent to such treatment.
Scotland’s only gender clinic, the Sandyford, had to apologise just a few months ago for having concealed the very serious hazards posed by the drugs. But it has no plans to stop prescribing them to under-16s.
And the Scottish Government refuses to intervene.
But there ARE some substances it won’t allow your children to have.
So just to recap: as far as the Scottish Government is concerned it’s fine to give your children drugs used to castrate sex offenders, which will cause them health problems for their whole lives and probably sterilise them before they’re even old enough to have sex, but a couple of spoonfuls of custard or ice cream are out.
Be very clear on what you’re voting for next month, readers.