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Duke University is planning a clinical trial on 12- to 18-year-olds who are patients at the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic. The study is estimated to start in September 2022 (next month).

The innocuous-seeming summary:

Disordered sleep is a health issue with significant impacts on physical and psychological well-being that has increased in prevalence, but its impact on transgender adolescents has not been fully quantified. While there is found to be an impact of sex steroids on sleep, and sex-dependent differences in the impact of sleep duration and quality on insulin resistance (IR), there is limited available information regarding the impact of Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) for transgender individuals on sleep and IR. Our study aims to quantify the impacts of GAHT on sleep and IR in the pediatric transgender population as well as determine the degree of correlation of sleep to IR in this population.

Where are the clinical trials showing that puberty blockers and wrong-sex hormones are effective treatments for any kind of valid condition?

Link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05489159

Archive: https://archive.ph/hlpv3

Duke University is planning a clinical trial on 12- to 18-year-olds who are patients at the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic. The study is estimated to start in September 2022 (next month). The innocuous-seeming summary: > Disordered sleep is a health issue with significant impacts on physical and psychological well-being that has increased in prevalence, but its impact on transgender adolescents has not been fully quantified. While there is found to be an impact of sex steroids on sleep, and sex-dependent differences in the impact of sleep duration and quality on insulin resistance (IR), there is limited available information regarding the impact of Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) for transgender individuals on sleep and IR. Our study aims to quantify the impacts of GAHT on sleep and IR in the pediatric transgender population as well as determine the degree of correlation of sleep to IR in this population. Where are the clinical trials showing that puberty blockers and wrong-sex hormones are effective treatments for any kind of valid condition? Link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05489159 Archive: https://archive.ph/hlpv3

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It sounds like they’re observing the effects of the puberty blockers on children who are already being experimented on with the drugs, not injecting random kids with blockers to see what happens.

We need studies of all kinds for these kids so we can know exactly what effects the drugs have on them. This is a good thing.

It's an observational study, not a random trial, but the participants have not yet initiated any treatment. Inclusion criteria:

Identify as transgender or non-binary and plan to undergo treatment with GAHT.

Exclusion criteria:

Prior treatment with GAHT or puberty-blockers (GnRH agonists),

So these are children who will be starting these harmful drugs during this study. This gender clinic shouldn't even be prescribing these drugs any more, given what we know about their effects. I want to know how this got past the IRB.

They shouldn’t be prescribed these, absolutely. Unfortunately their use has not yet been banned and these children are going to be medically abused anyway so I don’t have any problem with people observing the effects. It’ll make it all the more damning for those who pushed these drugs.

There had better be some jail terms for the corporate perps who are behind this. As found out in the prescription opiate scandal, corporations cannot be fined enough for them to care.

As the mother of a t1 diabetic I cannot imagine intentionally messing with your child's insulin resistance. The other stuff is just as fucked up that part just stood out to me

Intentionally fucking up a healthy kid's endocrine system is barbaric. I can't believe any doctor can sign off on that simply because they kid claims to be sad about their genderfeels.

Duke U should be doing its clinical trials with lab rats, not children..

"Next on the docket, a study to prove whether or not feeding rat poison to children makes them sick! And then we'll shove their foot into a wood chipper to see if it hurts! If we attach '...and how it impacts gender dysphoria' to the study, Biden will give us a $1 million grant!"