Dr. Joseph Frager
Dr. Joseph FragerArutz Sheva
Cancel culture has claimed another victory. The “woke” have been targeting the family unit for years. Society is held together by a strong family cohesiveness. It has been the backbone of civilization. Cancel culture couldn't care less.

In 1960 there were on average 2.33 children per family in America under age 18. In 2022 there were only 1.94 children per family. This will lead to a decline in population. In Israel the fertility rate is one of the highest in the Developed world at 3.1 per family. This is actually a drop from 4.25 in 1955. Israel’s population is predicted to be 15 million by 2050. I personally think it will happen sooner and as a result Israel should be allowed to expand its communities in Judea and Samaria significantly to accommodate such change. This point gets little air time even though it is a crucial matter.

The latest rage to upset family values is “gender dysphoria”. The case of Prisha Mosley featured in the New York Post on March 16th is elucidating. “The 25 year old Mosley is transitioning back to being a woman after, she said, she was failed by medical professionals who led her down the path to testosterone injections and a double mastectomy by age 18.” “Mosley said she was rushed through gender transition after being convinced-by activists and therapists-that being born in the wrong body was at the root of all her problems.” “I don’t think people should be allowed to take this experimental medicine and do these experimental surgeries until they’re 25, when the brain is fully developed,” “Mosley said.”

Because of individuals like Prisha Mosley, there has been an outcry against minors with “gender dysphoria” from being subjected to medication and procedures that are life changing and irreversible.

The Florida Board of Medicine joined 7 other states enacting a rule that bars minors from starting puberty blockers or hormone therapy and prohibits minors from receiving “gender affirming” operations. I believe many other states will enact such rules.

The concept of “gender dysphoria” has had a devastating effect on many families. The Prisha Mosley story is not uncommon.

In Israel, Sheba Hospital received a large donation estimated to be around 30 million dollars to build a ward for “gender affirming and re-assignment” surgeries. Sheba Hospital itself “proudly” and unabashedly proclaims that it is the only hospital in Israel where someone can get “sex reassignment surgery” and where Israel’s National Gender Reassignment Board is headquartered.

Israel’s Medical Boards should step in and follow Florida’s lead to ban the use of “puberty blockers” and sex reassignment surgery on minors.

Family values remains the most important ingredient in the health of a nation. The persistent onslaught on family values by woke activists will only cause harm and duress to any country that does not stop them. Parents particularly have to wake up to the perils ahead.