If you have kids and you live in Oregon, move. Unless you really don’t give a da*n about your family. Oregon’s government health board just agreed to pay for transgender treatment, including surgery, for your kids. Without your knowledge.
Keep in mind that your 15 year old can’t take a aspirin without your permission. Can’t get a tattoo. Absolutely can’t smoke! But they can get an abortion or have their sex changed and you’ll never be told.
The Oregon bureaucrats defended their actions this way,
In a statement, Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman Susan Wickstrom explained it this way: “Age of medical consent varies by state. Oregon law — which applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid Oregonians — states that the age of medical consent is 15.”
Oregon is a very, very liberal state. At least Portland is. And they set the “age of medical consent” at 15 to block any complaints about kids getting abortions without parental consent.
As far as the “science” on this …
The science is unsettled. A 2010 Murad study concluded “very low quality evidence suggests sex reassignment … improves gender dysphoria and overall quality of life.” The authors admitted the evidence was “sparse and inconclusive.”
“[S]parse and inconclusive” is liberal speak for “there’s no evidence so we made up some statistics” and by the way, there’s a study coming out that proves forcing people to stay in a gender they don’t like causes global warming.