Oregon Scores Transgender Health Insurance Win

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'Puberty Blockers' ?
Never heard of those before, but giving them to kids, regardless of whatever gender they believe they should be, sounds wrong on so many levels.
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Well, frankieb, it is still common practice for parents/doctors to make ridiculous, radical (often irrevocable) surgical decisions to alter the organs of baby's born intersexed (thus forcing a chosen a gender on the child)- but mention one word about something that puts the power in the hands of the person who would know best about their own gender identity, and all of a sudden we've got you up in arms...

Puberty-blockers would have saved me the humiliation of my chest being attacked by breasts, having to carry around two dangling masts for 20 years, and a surgical amputation procedure to have them removed (on top of sooooo much more that involves a lack of support, deep self-hatred, and an impeded will to live.)

God bless all the parents who support and love their LGBTQQI kids!!! Especially those of you who have kids who identify on the trans-spectrum or outside the standard duality of gender... The world has a lot of opinions- listen to your kids, listen to your hearts. They know who they feel they are meant to be!
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And certainly children ain't fickle and prone to change their mind about anything, right?
So dope 'em up.
Riiight.....
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I edited this post today: Turns out Basic Rights Oregon referenced the ability to get medically-necessary mastectomies, not vasectomies, as I originally reported. Sorry about that.
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Again, frankieb, if you'd learn your facts instead of just spewing smug and ignorant comments...
Puberty blockers/inhibitors are not dope- they DELAY/ INHIBIT/ BLOCK hormones, thus the onset of secondary sex characteristics. As such, the effects are REVERSABLE if or when someone was to "change their mind."

I've put a handy little link below where you can find a bunch of fantastic information on the subject. It's been reviewed and a-okay'ed by Dr. Johanna Olson of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

http://transformingfamily.org/pdfs/Puberty…