Norway joins Finland, Sweden, and the UK in denouncing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and ‘sex changes’ surgeries for minors confused about their gender.
The Norwegian Healthcare Investigation Board (NHIB) is the latest European body to announce that the so-called “affirmative model of care” for gender dysphoric minors is not supported by evidence and is advising against the use of cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and “sex change” surgeries for minors. The NHIB recommended that these “treatments” be classified as experimental and noted that the spike in children identifying as transgender is concerning.
“The knowledge base, especially research-based knowledge, for gender confirmation treatment (hormonal and surgical) is insufficient,” the report notes. “Little is known about the long-term effects.” Instead, the NHIB recommends that more data — especially follow-up data — be collected and noted that the current standards endanger children, who cannot consent to the irreversible impacts of these interventions. Media reports indicate that the new recommendations come after families complained about “safety, lack of parental involvement, and lack of follow-up for underage patients.”
In the United States, legislatures passing laws restricting the use of the “affirmative model” are being condemned by trans activists and leftist legislators as an extremist right-wing campaign targeting “transgender youth,” but the global scene actually indicates that countries like the U.S. and Canada are increasingly out of step with the medical conversations taking place in other countries. Norway is only the latest to condemn sex changes and cross-sex hormones for children.
In the U.K., the Tavistock gender clinic was shut down after an investigation by the National Health Service concluded that the standard of care there endangered children and released recommendations opposing hormonal and surgical interventions for children in most instances, going so far as to strongly caution against “social transition” as confusing and likely to impede natural desistance as time goes on.
In September 2021, over 50 medical professionals, prominent academics, legal experts, doctors, philosophers, psychiatrists, judges, and psychoanalysts in France published a scathing open letter condemning aspects of gender ideology and “gender transition” in children. Published through the Observatory of Ideological Discourses on Children and Adolescents, the letter laid out their concerns — and was almost totally ignored by the international press. American and Canadian newspapers have no desire to cover a debate that exposes how out of step they are.
Any discussion of the damage being perpetrated against a generation in North America is condemned by those who call themselves progressive. It appears that if progressive politicians have their way, North American children will be tragically left behind — and they will suffer irreversible consequences as a result.
God will not allow humans to continue to defy His commandments and His laws. He judged the world previously with a worldwide flood and we are told by God in His word that He will pour out His wrath once again on an ungodly, unrepentant world. God’s Word gives us many signs that are already happening in the world that precede Jesus second coming to earth. Read what Peter prophesied about scoffers coming in the last days. They deny the worldwide flood by which all but eight people perished and they also deny that Jesus will return as He promised.
“I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.” 2 Peter 3:1-7
How foolish the world is to deny the authority of God’s Word when so many fulfilled prophecies attest to its authenticity.