Rebecca Damante

Fox & Friends Guest, Beloved by Alt-Right, Pushes Dangerous Transgender Myth

On Fox & Friends, Canadian psychology professor and "alt-right" darling Jordan Peterson pushed the anti-trans myth that "children as young as 3 or 4 can now decide what gender they are and then undergo the appropriate surgical and biological alterations." However, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's (WPATH) standards of health care for transgender and gender nonconforming people state that genital surgery "should not be carried out until (i) patients reach the legal age of majority in a given country, and (ii) patients have lived continuously for at least 12 months in the gender role that is congruent with their gender identity." The standards note that chest surgery for female-to-male patients "could be carried out earlier, preferably after ample time of living in the desired gender role and after one year of testosterone treatment."

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