The WPATH Files contain damaging revelations

A newly released 242-page report about ‘transgender health’ organisation WPATH is damning and disturbing.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) claims to be the leading authority on transgender treatments. Australian gender clinics determine their policies according to WPATH guidelines.

Journalist Mia Hughes has compiled various files and provided an analysis that has been published as the WPATH Files. As many of us have known all along, ‘affirmation’ treatments are experimental, harmful and irreversible.

These files contain all of the proof in one place.

The WPATH Files reveal that the organization does not meet the standards of evidence-based medicine, and members frequently discuss improvising treatments as they go along. Members are fully aware that children and adolescents cannot comprehend the lifelong consequences of “gender-affirming care,” and in some cases, due to poor health literacy, neither can their parents.

“The WPATH Files show that what is called ‘gender medicine’ is neither science nor medicine,” said Michael Shellenberger, President and founder of Environmental Progress. “The experiments are not randomized, double-blind, or controlled. It’s not medicine since the first rule is to do no harm. And that requires informed consent.” 

In the WPATH Files, members demonstrate a lack of consideration for long-term patient outcomes despite being aware of the debilitating and potentially fatal side effects of cross-sex hormones and other treatments. Messages in the files show that patients with severe mental health issues, such as schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder, and other vulnerabilities such as homelessness, are being allowed to consent to hormonal and surgical interventions. Members dismiss concerns about these patients and characterize efforts to protect them as unnecessary “gatekeeping.”

The files provide clear evidence that doctors and therapists are aware they are offering minors life-changing treatments they cannot fully understand. WPATH members know that puberty blockers, hormones, and surgeries will cause infertility and other complications, including cancer and pelvic floor dysfunction. Yet they consider life-altering medical interventions for young patients, including vaginoplasty for a 14-year-old and hormones for a developmentally delayed 13-year-old.            

Most Australian gender clinics and many politicians constantly quote WPATH as an authority in this area. Will they bother to read the irrefutable evidence contained in these files? Will they admit they were wrong? Will they take steps to safeguard Australian children from more harm?

The evidence is all there in black and white. They can’t say they didn’t know.