Planned Parenthood just released an incredibly damaging ad that encourages minors to get puberty blockers so they can “put their puberty on hold” if they aren’t ready for it yet. The ad mentions no potential side effects of taking puberty blockers, and tells children that “there is no one size fits all puberty experience.”
Planned Parenthood isn’t satisfied having a hand only in abortion. Now it wants to profit off of a very confusing time in children’s lives and encourage America’s youth to take drugs to hold off puberty.
The ad targeted at minors claims, “Your gender identity is real. You should be the one to decide what changes you want to make to your body.”
“If you’re transgender or nonbinary, you may find that your puberty experiences don’t line up with your gender identity or how you see yourself,” the ad says, encouraging impressionable pre-teens to make major life decisions that will financially benefit Planned Parenthood.
“There are medicines you can take to delay puberty for a while,” the ad continues. “They’re called puberty blockers, and they work like a stop sign, by holding the hormones testosterone and estrogen that cause puberty changes like facial hair growth and periods.”
No 13-year-old actually wants to start their period, so a young girl watching this could suddenly think “Wow, I don’t want to start my period… This is the perfect solution!” Puberty is an often scary, uncertain, and emotional time in people’s lives, and selling this as a way to ‘hold off’ puberty may appeal to kids who don’t fully understand themselves yet.
“Puberty blockers are safe and can give you more time to figure out what feels right for you, your body, and your gender identity,” the ad asserts, completely brainwashing its target audience into thinking there are no possible side effects of taking these drugs.
However, medical professionals admit that there are many unknown long-term side effects of puberty blockers since they are such new drugs. For example, it is currently unknown how puberty blockers will affect bone mineral density, brain development, and fertility. To study these effects, researchers will have to wait until those who have taken puberty blockers grow up.
The Provincial Health Care Services Authority of British Columbia admits, “We are not sure if puberty blockers have negative side effects on bone development and height. Research so far shows that the effects are minimal. However, we won’t know the long-term effects until the first people to take puberty blockers get older.”
There are already identifiable side effects such as fatigue and mood swings, but these are not listed in the ad.
Puberty blocker ad put out by Planned Parenthood, which tells children that they can get puberty blockers to “put their puberty on hold” pic.twitter.com/yjHXpevEMk
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