Norway joins other countries banning so-called gender “affirming” care for children

Last week the Norwegian Health Inspectorate announced it would revise its current guidelines on so-called “gender-positive care” for minors, saying it was no longer considered evidence-based. The commission also acknowledged that the growing number of teenage girls who identify as male after puberty has not been adequately researched.

The proposed updated guidelines would limit the use of puberty blockers, sex hormones, and transitional surgery to the scope of research and would no longer be offered in clinical practice.

Norway joins Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom enacting stronger protections for children. The move comes as a consensus emerges among European and American medical professionals that “gender-affirming” care actually dangerous to children and adults and not “affirming” as has become a cultural description.