• Johns Hopkins Chief Psychiatrist: Transgender Is A "Mental Disorder"

    From Barb May@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 5 21:45:10 2019
    XPost: alt.politics.homosexuality, alt.transgendered, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh

    A prominent psychiatrist, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Paul R McHugh,
    claims that transgender individuals suffer from a form of mental illness and that Gender Reassignment is “biologically impossible.”

    On the heels of the American College of Pediatrics Reaching the Decision that Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse (click and read!), people are
    melting down everywhere!

    To be clear – people should be treated very seriously when attempting to rectify their feelings with surgery or dangerous hormone treatments because they do need help and fast. Can people reasonably disagree about a cure?

    Can people also agree that children should not be making these choices?

    Dr, McHugh also states that people who endorse gender reassignment are in
    fact supporting a mental disorder.

    According to CNS News:
    Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

    Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people
    who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.

    He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than
    the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted
    studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children
    who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

    Dr. McHugh concludes his piece claiming that those who support gender reassignment support a mental disorder:
    At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the
    transgendered. “Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa.
    Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this
    is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality
    to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.



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