Slideshow Planned Parenthood Thinks Four-Year-Old Girls Should Be Told They Might be Boys
By Dr. Keith Ablow | Fox News
New Planned Parenthood guidelines for parents now advise that children as young as four years old be informed that having a penis or a vagina doesn’t necessarily mean they are male or female. Why? Because, Planned Parenthood argues, how could parents know whether their children are transgender?
In my opinion, this is incredibly dangerous advice.
Children of four or five or six or ten are not psychologically equipped to grapple with the notion that their genitals could be misaligned with their psyches. Introducing that concept could, theoretically, lead to unconscious questions about whether anything in the world is for certain, spawning all manner of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
A little boy told that his penis may or may not be something that he lives with for life could certainly be traumatized by that doubt. A little girl who is informed that she might not be a girl for the rest of her life could certainly wonder whether she will have a mother, for the foreseeable future, or whether her mother might opt to become a man.