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Johns Hopkins Chief Psychiatrist: Transgender Is ‘Mental Disorder’

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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.

Sure to infuriate identity politics-pushers even more, he believes that if you enter prison as a male, you should have to wait until out to have gender reassignment!

There are subgroups of the transgendered, and for none does “reassignment” seem apt. One group includes male prisoners like Pvt. Bradley Manning, the convicted national-security leaker who now wishes to be called Chelsea. Facing long sentences and the rigors of a men’s prison, they have an obvious motive for wanting to change their sex and hence their prison. Given that they committed their crimes as males, they should be punished as such; after serving their time, they will be free to reconsider their gender.

Ass one might expect, some have reacted swiftly with claws fully extended.

Think Progress described the American College of Pediatricians as a “hate group masquerading as pediatricians.”

The Huffington Post said,

“Once again, Paul McHugh has used the ever more tarnished name of Johns Hopkins to distort science and spread transphobic misinformation.”

The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement condemning gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children amounts to child abuse.

The stories have been rampant of parents treating their little boys as girls because they “thought they identified” that way.

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    Andy Rowlands


    Even though I know two people who were born male but have both ‘transitioned’ to being female, I lean towards agreeing with Dr McHugh as I can not quite get my head round changing from one sex to another. It is certainly not something that should ever be considered for children.

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      Alan Stewart


      There’s another very simple way to percive the issue. All life on earth has one single prime drive and that is to reproduce THEIR SPECIES. Transgenderism will make species extinct faster than LOL Climate Change.
      McHugh omitted something. The mental disorder is with the parents and their view of life. Let the children mature and make their own decisions.

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        Andy Rowlands


        Very good point Alan!

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    Would any parent be viewed responsible if they allowed their teenage or pre-teenage child have an all body tattoo (including the face) because the child claims that their life was not complete, or real, unless they had this all body tattoo?
    Having sex-reassignment treatment and surgery is at least as life threatening as having an all over body tattoo at a young age, and will also carry lifelong consequences.

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    Of course transgender is a mental health issue. Long established medical condition called gender dysphoria , it was called gender identity disorder prior to that. The fact that an offical has to come out and state this shows how bad thighs have gotten in education and science.

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