(PatriotWise.com) — Over a dozen Republicans in Congress are demanding answers from the National Institutes of Health in relation to a study it advanced with taxpayer dollars investigating the use of hormones to treat young people with gender dysphoria.
Two “young people” died by suicide during the study, nevertheless, it was declared a resounding success by the authors because it helped some of the people feel better about their gender. The parents of those young people likely felt differently.
In a letter to Dr. Lawrence Tabak, multiple senators including Rand Paul and Marco Rubio were joined by House Representatives including Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, and Josh Breechen, and many more to draw attention to their “grave concerns” regarding the experimental dosing of 315 people between the ages of 12 and 20 with gender-bending hormones. The study included 240 minors in the program, and it is unclear if the individuals who died by suicide were minors.
Their letter condemns the researchers for continuing with the study despite the death of two participants. Congressmen also found it highly suspicious that the study was considered a success by its authors. The fact that the hormones contributed to self-reported feelings of improvement, and they had altered the participants’ presentation was what led the authors to conclude that gender-bending hormones are a good treatment for ‘transgender youth.’
Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) told Fox News that the researchers were not objectively doing good research with genuine motives, but rather had an ideological agenda driven by their foregone conclusions when children’s safety should have been a much higher priority.
The summary written by the New England Journal of Medicine, a top-tier journal for medical research, did not mention the loss of two study participants. During the two-year study, “depression and anxiety symptoms decreased” except in the two cases where suicide resulted. Curiously, they did mention that suicidal ideation was the most commonly reported adverse event.
Republicans argued that the researchers and institutions involved were biased, including some who are outspoken advocates for the gender-bending of minors.
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