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EXCLUSIVE: Top doctors complain detransitioners posed ‘harm’ to trans members at medical conference

  • Top gender doctors say transgender attendees at the 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference were “anti-trans activists” who were in the room, according to emails obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. They complained that they felt unsafe because of the detransitioners and detransitioners.
  • One of the doctors, Gina Sequeira, M.D., co-director of the Gender Clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital, wrote in an email to colleagues that, “We are using AAP guidance to get a clearer picture of what is going on internally. We need to ask the department for answers.” This is to ensure your safety at future meetings.
  • “These members have expressed that this decision has caused them to lose confidence in the AAP and question how safe the NCE will be in the future,” Sequeira said in an Oct. 25 email. ” he said.

Multiple gender doctors participated in an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) meeting after detransitioners and “anti-trans” activists were allowed to attend, according to a series of emails obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The lawsuit alleges that the person was made to feel in danger.

AAP holds national conferences and exhibitions (N.C.E.) Held annually and in October 2023, the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism in Medicine (FAIR), which opposes the medical transition of minors, acquired it because the organization allowed it to have a booth in the exhibition hall. According to the email, this caused anger among participants. Through a public records request. Dr. Gina Sequeira, co-director of the Gender Clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital, sent an email to her colleagues on October 25th, warning that transsexual people like Chloe Cole and Prisha Mosley and gender-neutral people like Jamie Reid The presence of industry whistleblowers at the conference has left doctors and participants who identify as LGBTQ questioning whether NCE can be a “safe space for them”. (Related: Exclusive: Gender Doctor Says Parents Who Oppose Their Child's Gender Reassignment Have a 'Mental Illness')

“These members expressed that this decision has caused them to lose confidence in the AAP and question how safe the NCE can be for them in the future,” Sequeira wrote. “We are aware that we escalated some of these concerns to Mark during our brief meeting on Monday, and he gave us verbal reassurances that something like this would never happen again, but We believe this decision was appropriate given the seriousness and extent of the damage.''We will continue to work to gain a clearer picture of what is being done internally to ensure our safety in future NCEs. You should request a formal response from your instructor. ”

The email does not specify who “Mark” Sequeira and his colleagues spoke to, but Mark Del Monte is AAP's CEO and executive vice president. Mr. Del Monte did not respond to requests for comment.

Another conference attendee, Dr. Christopher Harris, medical director of Enanta Pharmaceuticals, also joined the email thread with Dr. Brittney Allen, co-director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Transgender Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He argued as follows. “Engaged” to Mosley and Reed. Harris tried to get Reade and Mosley to denounce “anti-trans laws,” but “trying to get them to talk coherently was like nailing Jell-O to a wall.” he said.

Harris is listed She served as chair of the AAP Section's Executive Committee on LGBT Health and Wellness, a page that has since been removed from the AAP website. Mr. Allen, who was also a member of the commission, is one of several defendants in one case. lawsuit It opposed the AAP over its policies, which argued that the effects of puberty blockers such as leuprolide are “reversible,” and that some of the effects of cross-hormone therapy are similarly reversible.

Sequeira said in an email that an individual “who is transgender” was verbally harassed by a member of FAIR's booth, and that many AAP members have denied FAIR permission to attend the conference in the first place. He claimed that he told her he was upset about it. Email. she also trans data library It listed “real-time information about anti-trans political activity” and encouraged colleagues to learn more about “members of the anti-trans movement.”

FAIR President Monica Harris told DCNF that the AAP most recently barred her from attending its 2024 conference in September, but the organization did not provide any reason for the refusal. She also said this is the first time the fair has heard a complaint about alleged inappropriate conduct by a member, which she would like an opportunity to discuss further with the organization.

“We believe in respectfully accepting differences of opinion, even if people are intolerant of our viewpoints or approaches,” Harris said.

The trans data library includes profile Reed revealed that the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital often subjects children to gender reassignment surgeries without their parents' consent, calling her claims “unsubstantiated.” He claimed that there was “no evidence that this was ever substantiated.” However, a New York Times investigation published in August corroborated much of Reade's account, saying that her experience was “another of the roughly 100 schools in the United States that are at the center of the escalating battle over transgender people.” It turned out to be a rare glimpse into one of the clinics. right. ”

callbegan medical transition at age 13, and Mosley There is also a profile on the website. Cole's profile says: Contradiction In her treatment description,” and she said, “ rare An example of a transgender person who expressed regret about his gender transition. ”

Cole testified before Congress about her experience in July 2023, saying, “Sometimes I look in the mirror and feel like I'm a monster.”

“After the chest was removed, the tissue was incinerated,” Cole said. “Until I can legally drive, I've had a huge part of my future as a woman taken away from me. I'll never be able to breastfeed. I sometimes have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror. still struggles with sexual dysfunction.”

Cole told DCNF that the Trans Data Library “is not a reliable source of information and should not be taken seriously,” adding that the story she shared “is not supported by publicly available legal documents.” It's substantiated,” he said. She also said that while she found “Mr. Sequeira's comments humorous” in some ways, “in other ways” they were “very disturbing.”

“There's nothing scary about detransitioners,” Cole says. “There's nothing scary about some medical professionals setting up booths at trade shows and speaking. That's just ridiculous! Unless, of course, you're afraid of getting sued by the kids you hurt. Except.”

Monica Harris also told the DCNF that she felt the “medical establishment” was “threatened by dissent and dissent, particularly from those who feel legitimately harmed by certain medical practices.” “It's a shame,'' he said.

AAP, Allen, Christopher Harris and Sequeira did not respond to DCNF's requests for comment.

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