Doctors across the country are recklessly prescribing transgender drugs to gender-confused children.
But it’s becoming more and more obvious that these drugs are dangerous on multiple fronts.
One brave teenage girl is now sharing her story to warn others and you need to hear it.
“Taking the drugs was the worst decision I’ve ever made.”
A young teenage girl found herself unhappy and wanted to “transition” in order to become a boy, so she asked her doctor for puberty blockers.
It was startlingly easy for the teenager to obtain the drugs. When she was 12, she was referred to a gender clinic for children and prescribed the blockers.
These drugs are intended for use on children who “start developing abnormally early before the age of eight or nine,” but doctors frequently prescribe them for gender-dissatisfied youths who want a “pause button” while they decide whether they want to fully transition into the other gender.
“It was sold to me as a miracle cure for being trans,” the teenager admitted.
The natural process of puberty essentially stops once a patient starts taking the blockers, but no one fully knows the full impact of these drugs on the teenage body and brain.
“Jacob,” as this teenage girl began calling herself, realized doctors never inquired about her background or history. They simply prescribed and administered the blockers as requested.
“They promise you that your breasts will disappear, that your voice will be deeper, that I would look and sound more like a boy,” said the teenager. “For me, that was the best thing that could have happened.”
She wanted to become one of the boys, but the drugs didn’t fix her situation as she’d been promised.
“At school, other people were maturing into adults,” she said. “The guys I grew up with were growing hair and growing up.”
But she wasn’t changing at all. The blockers had completely stunted her growth and her body’s process of maturity. “I go to school and I feel like other people are developing and I still feel like a child,” she admitted.
Additionally, she realized she hadn’t been fully educated about the dangerous side effects of puberty blockers – chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia, and a drastic reduction in bone strength.
“I’d never broken a bone before. I’ve since broken four bones,” she said. “I stubbed my toe, it broke. I fell over, my wrist broke. Same with my elbow.”
Worse than the broken bones, though, was the depression. “There were moments when I wanted everything to stop.” The teenager started to grow even more withdrawn and self-conscious than before she started the drug treatment.
After taking puberty blockers for four years, she realized she and her doctors had made a grave mistake.
“They didn’t even look at my history,” she said. “They sent a child whose circumstances and feelings they didn’t understand [for hormone treatment].”
“They asked a 12-year-old to make a decision an adult would struggle with,” she continued. “It was like, ‘here are the drugs’ and off we went. It’s a ridiculous process. It’s not gone the way they told me it was going to go.”
She finally understood that the promise of a simple “transition” was all a lie.
“I was sold a miracle cure. They promised happiness with little evidence behind it,” the teenager admitted. “Then four years in, you realize… I’ve no idea about the long-term effects.”
Transgender activist groups have urged the use of puberty blockers and have pressured medical professionals to offer them to struggling children – or else be viciously labeled as a bigot and driven out of their profession.
But these groups rarely offer proper education about the side effects and potential pitfalls of the drugs.
“They push and push you onto this one-way train you’re not allowed off,” said the teenager, reflecting on the effects of the drugs and the pressure she felt to take them. “If anything, I’ve been more depressed than before. My thyroid is messed up. I’m hungry all the time.”
She decided to stop taking the puberty blockers as soon as she turned 16, and she felt better almost immediately. “It was like getting the poison out of my system.”
“I’m just fed up with all of it. I’ve felt like a guinea pig from day one,” she continued.
“[Blockers] only made my life more complicated and it was pretty complicated already. Now I want to give my body a break.”
She’s sharing her story in hopes that other children and youth will think carefully before requesting and taking puberty blocking drugs.
Here at Christian Life Daily, we regularly report on the dangers the gender-confusion movement poses to our children’s physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
You can read more about dangers of “transgender” drugs in our article, Royal College of General Practitioners Warns Against Dangerous Sex Change Drugs.