Commonwealth Policy Center

The number of gender transition surgeries in America has tripled since 2016, and a New York Times article covering the story has raised questions. The author noted: “Gender-affirming surgery is endorsed by a wide array of medical groups. Yet surprisingly little has been known about how often these operations are performed.” The article notes that there’s a great controversy on doing these procedures on adolescents. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is rethinking its position in light of troubling European findings. Gov. Andy Beshear’s claim that gender transitions aren’t performed on Kentucky children has been proven false, as the University of Kentucky Clinic revealed in a recent letter. Beshear seems unconcerned about these controversial surgeries on minors. Perhaps the New York Times will help change his mind.