A recent TikTok rant has garnered widespread attention after a father claimed that his 9-year-old son was asked about his gender identity during a routine doctor’s visit. Here’s the full story.
The Viral Video
In the video, the father expressed his frustration, stating that his son had been asked by the doctor about his gender identity.
The father, whose name remains undisclosed, was outraged as his son had not been introduced to these terms.
He Goes to a Private Family Practitioner
He emphasized that his family opts for a private family practitioner, which he believes allows them to have more control over their children’s healthcare experiences.
The Video Was Noticed
The video gained significant attention on social media platforms, particularly when Sarah Fields, President of the Texas Freedom Coalition, shared it on Twitter.
Parents Need to Fight Back
Fields expressed her concerns about the state of the world and the need for parents to fight back against what she perceives as a loss of reason.
Elon Musk Also Commented
Even Elon Musk joined the conversation on Twitter, commenting that it is time for parents to take a stand.
The Boy Has No Knowledge About Gender Identity Concepts
While the specific location of the incident remains unclear, the father frequently discusses life on Long Island, New York, and criticizes New York City policies.
He’s a Boy’s Boy
He mentioned that his sons have been seeing the same doctor for their entire lives and emphasized that his 9-year-old son is a “boy’s boy” with no prior exposure to gender identity concepts.
His Wife Took the Boy to the Doctor
In the video, the father said he had just gotten off the phone with his wife, who took their 9-year-old and 7-year-old sons to the doctor for routine physicals before the next school year.
His older son, he explained, had to get a doctor’s clearance to play tackle football.
The Father Was Furious
The father said, “My 9-year-old son went in first, and the first thing this woman asks him is if he identifies as a boy, a girl, genderfluid or nonbinary. My son has never heard of any of that before.”
Trying to Change Minds?
The father then said, “So what are you trying to plant, a seed in his head?” Concerned about the potential impact of such questioning on his son’s perception of gender.
It Comes Amidst Ongoing Debates Surrounding Gender-Affirming Care for Minors
The video’s popularity comes in the wake of a federal judge striking down Arkansas’ ban on gender-affirming care for children.
Improving Mental Health and Well-Being
The judge ruled that the ban violated doctors’ rights and discriminated against transgender individuals, noting that the prohibited medical care has been shown to improve mental health and well-being.
This ruling has significant implications for the ongoing debates surrounding gender-affirming care for minors.
Open Dialogue Is Important
While some viewers expressed support for the father’s frustrations, others argued for the importance of open dialogue and inclusive healthcare practices.
One TikTok user wrote, “Oh heck no! Leave our kids alone!!!! PERIOD!”
Things Are Getting Out of Hand
Another user commented, “I think it’s really getting out of hand. I agree with you 100%.”
One TikTok user added, “This is so out of line for a Dr. to ask a child. I would be livid too, because I can tell you my kids at 9 would not have heard about this either.”
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Source: Daily Mail