Dr. Michael Laidlaw, an endocrinologist from Rocklin, California, recently discovered via a Freedom of Information Act that a government-supported research program at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was experimenting on children as young as 8 years old with cross-sex hormones.
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, who runs the Los Angeles study, received a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH.)
There are currently more than 30 clinics for transgender children in the U.S.
Olson-Kennedy’s clinic, the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is the country’s largest, treating 725 children.
Her youngest patient is 3 years old. (Source.)
Dr. Laidlaw discussed his findings at a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.
“Imagine giving eight-year-old girls testosterone. They are in third or fourth grade. This is unbelievable. But this is going on.”
Dr. Laidlaw said the minimum age for giving cross-sex hormones had been lowered from 13 to 8 in the NIH funded five-year study. He stated that there is an absence of clinical data on “transgender-affirming therapy” indicating it is a good idea or is at all healthy for the children.
There’s little to stop these researchers from merely removing the gonads of a four- or five-year-old child who identifies as transgender as an ad-hoc puberty-blocker in a rush to “affirm” their identity. (Source.)