I should have known that this was inevitable. The headline at Christian Post- reads, “Doctor Slams Trans Study That Claims Using Preferred Names Reduces Depression, Suicide.” I wrote about this last Saturday. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin concluded:
… In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.
The folks at the Christian Post are having none of it. Based strictly on the applicable science, of course:
New research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health by scholars at the University of Texas purports to show that the more transgender youth are called by their preferred name in society, it lowers their risk of suicide and depression. However, a top pediatrician denounced the research as “meaningless” and leading to “false” conclusions.
The former pediatrician they are referring to is Dr. Michelle Cretella. Who else? She is not a “top pediatrician” and never was a top pediatrician. She has never done research published in a respected peer-reviewed scholarly journal. She isn’t even currently licensed to practice medicine. Cretella is, however, president of the anti-LGBT hate group, American College of Pediatricians, a far cry from the professional peer group, the American Academy of Pediatrics. The story continues:
“Do not be fooled. This recent study, like all trans youth studies before it, is political agenda masquerading as science,” Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, which publicly opposes gender transition procedures and treatments for children, told The Christian Post.
“As is customary of all trans youth research, this is a woefully small study that is not at all representative of children who self-identify as transgender nationwide. Consequently, the statistics derived from it are meaningless and the conclusions false.”
There is only one reason that Cretella is peddling that BS: The Catholic Church does not approve of transgender people. That’s it. But do let me know when Cretella publishes her study to the Journal of Adolescent Health. Until then we can all safely assume that this wretched woman is speaking out of a part of her anatomy that was never designed for communication purposes.