Originally published at The Conversation
The practice of eugenics is returning to contemporary Australia in the treatment of transgendered children.
With the cooperation of the Family Court, children as young as ten are being put on puberty delaying drugs after being diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” or “gender dysphoria”.
There is the expectation that they will be moved onto cross-sex hormones at 16 and receive surgery to amputate their genitals at 18.
There are similarities between the eugenic sexual surgeries and drug treatments of the past and the transgendering of children now.