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HB 2649 SAFE Act: Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act Follow-Up Report to my Testimony in House General Laws Laura Haynes, Ph.D., Psychologist
General Board Member, USA Country Representative,
International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice
Breaking News on Saturday, April 23:
The Health Secretary of the United Kingdom, Sajid Javid, “believes vulnerable children are wrongly being given gender hormone treatment”.
They should have therapy for psychological causes.  He is joining Sweden and Finland. [2,3]
Sweden changed from hormones to psychotherapy for minors because:
(1) The risks of puberty blockers and hormones outweigh the benefits.
(2) Research for sterilizing minors is of poor quality.
(3) Growing numbers of adolescents especially girls, are lining up to get sterilized and it is unclear why.
(4) There are regretters. [2,5]
Gender incongruence is not inborn. It’s psychological and social according to a Global Consensus Statement of endocrine societies around the world. 
Planned Parent’s website says adolescents in Missouri can get cross sex hormones on their first visit. Some gender clinic doctors testified to the House General Laws Committee that this never happens. 
Mastectomy surgeries are being done on teenage girls in the US, even if not yet in Missouri, as documented by articles in peer reviewed journals. [8,9,10]
The so-called “standards of care” gender doctors use on minors are based on very poor research. [2,11,12] Sweden and Finland are leaving them far behind [2,3], and more governments are following. [1,4].
 United Kingdom: Osborne, S. (April 23, 2022). Inquiry into gender treatment for children to be launched by Health Secretary Sajid Javid. Sky News. Link
 Sweden: National Board of Health and Welfare (2022). Care of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria: Summary. Link
 Finland: Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (PALKO/ COHERE Finland) (2020). Recommendation of the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (PALKO/COHERE Finland): Medical Treatment Methods for Dysphoria Related to Gender Variance in Minors. https://palveluvalikoima.fi/en/recommendations#genderidentity . UNOFFICIAL English translation: Link
Finnish_Guidelines_2020_Minors_Unofficial%20Translation.pdf - Link
 France: National Academy of Medicine, France (Feb. 25, 2022). Medical Care of Children and Adolescents with Transgender Identity. https:// segm.org/sites/default/files/English%20Translation_22.2.25-Communique PCRA-19-Medecine-et-transidentite-genre.pdf National Board of Health and Welfare (2022). Care of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria: Summary. Link
 Detransitioners (regretters): Littman, L. (2021). Individuals treated for gender dysphoria with medical and/or surgical transition who subsequently detransitioned: A survey of 100 detransitioners. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Link
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 Endocrine Societies: Lee, P.A., et al. & the Global DSD Update Consortium (2016). Consensus Statement: Global disorders of sex development update since 2006: Perceptions, approach and care. Hormone Research in Pediatrics, 85, 158–180. Link
 Planned Parenthood. Adolescents can get hormones on the first visit. Take a screen shot before Planned Parenthood hides the page: Link
 Adolescent Mastectomies: Handler, T., et al. (2019). Trends in referrals to a pediatric transgender clinic. Pediatrics, 144(5), e20191368. Link
 Adolescent Mastectomies: Quinn, V., Nash, R., Hunkeler, E., et al. Cohort profile: Study of Transition, Outcomes and Gender (STRONG) to assess health status of transgender people. BMJ Open 2017;7:e018121. Link
 Adolescent Mastectomies: Olson-Kennedy, J., Warus, J., Okonta,V., Belzer, M. & Clark, L. (2018). Chest Reconstruction and Chest Dysphoria in Transmasculine Minors and Young Adults: Comparisons of Nonsurgical and Postsurgical Cohorts. JAMA Pediatrics, 172(5), 431-436. Link
 Standards of Care: Cantor, J. (2019). Transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents: Fact-Checking of AAP Policy. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (online). Link
 Standards of Care: Levine, S. (Feb. 23, 2022). Expert Report of Stephen B. Levine, M.D. in the Case of B.P.J. vs. West Virginia State Board of Education. Case No. 2:21-cv-00316. Link