In Support of Banning Gender Modifying Surgeries and Puberty Blockers for Minors
Do we consider it affirming care to instruct an individual dealing with depression on how to take their own lives? Do we consider it affirming care to instruct an individual dealing with anorexia to exercise compulsively, purge via vomiting and laxatives, and/or binge eat?
Why would we consider it affirming care to encourage a confused adolescent to trade a healthy body to one subject to increased health risks throughout their lifetime. For trans individuals, the quest to create the body that matches their perceptions is a life devoted to drugs and doctors. This is NOT compassionate nor affirming care.