A girl who wants to become a boy would be prescribed testosterone injections.
Dr. Meg Meeker, a Catholic pediatrician and author, told CNA that “there is no solid evidence found through solid medical research that [hormones and other gender-affirming procedures] really help the kids.
“We know, however, that it often harms children – causing infertility, psychological distress and confusion,” she said.
Planned Parenthood itself admits that these hormones can cause serious and sometimes permanent side effects in patients.
In Literature Explaining the risks of estrogen injections, for example, Planned Parenthood says expected side effects include thinning hair, decreased libido, loss of muscle mass and strength, and possibly permanent infertility.
Side effects of testosterone include similar impacts: changes in libido, loss of fertility, increase in body hair, redistribution of body fat and cessation of periods, according to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood major player in transgender services
More than 35,000 patients received gender-affirming hormones from Planned Parenthood in 2021 alone, according to a NPR report.
This number does not include other transgender services the abortion chain promises patients.
Planned Parenthood also connects patients with surgical referrals and helps patients change their names, to find hair removal options, obtain free chest straps, and change their voices.
A complete list of Planned Parenthood clinics that offer these services is available. here.
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Ashley Coffield, executive director of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, said in a interview with NPR this summer that abortion clinics are uniquely suited to provide transgender services.
“Both are stigmatized services,” she said in the interview. “The same values we use in abortion care – such as self-determination, respect, and a non-judgmental approach to health care – very easily translate into serving our patients in gender-affirming hormonal care.”
Planned Parenthood did not respond to CNA’s repeated requests for comment.
Sounding the Alarm on Planned Parenthood’s New “Business Model”
Top leaders and pro-life activists against children in transition say Planned Parenthood’s pivot to gender services in the wake of Roe’s overthrow is “no surprise”.
“It’s no surprise that as its abortion business declines, Planned Parenthood is looking for new ways to increase its profits and further its ideological goals,” said Mary Rice Hasson, director of the Person & Identity Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC). ANC.