Promoting Transgenderism — The Easy Way Out

This past May, Jeff and Hillary Whittington accepted the Harvey Milk Inspiration Award for publicly supporting their 5 year old daughter’s desire to become a boy. Although still very rare, these stories of parents supporting the desires of their children to change their sex are popping up with increasing frequency. Earlier in that same month Ohio parents, Clint and Emily LeVan, announced that they were arranging hormone therapy as the next step for their 9-year old son to become a girl.

LGBT activists and the PC police would have us believe that all this is normal and healthy. Not according to Dr. Paul McHugh, the former Chief of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. McHugh warns that “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

Parents who support a child’s sexual confusion are not heroic. They are abusive.   

If transgenderism is healthy and normal, I would challenge the LGBT activists to prove it.  Dr. McHugh points out that a long term study of transgendered by Sweden’s Karolinksa Institute revealed “that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.”

Celebrating a little boy’s “discovery” that he really is a little girl does not demonstrate our enlightened compassion, it demonstrates our unwillingness to provide constructive help.  It’s the easy way out.

3 thoughts on “Promoting Transgenderism — The Easy Way Out

  1. i only know of two cases .In one, the fifty something father of six won a settlement in an attempted lawsuit based on his transgenderism against an employer who was cancelling his contract for other reasons. According to a friend’s daughter he confided , “It was the worst mistake of my life.” Still, he managed to have his alleged condition declared officially a “Disability”.
    The other case is the infamous story of the twin boys ,one of whom had his penis circumcised to oblivion by a Physician using a new cauterizing instrument. His parents were convinced that he could be morphed into a female using Psychiatry and hormones. His life was miserable and documented on television . The psychologist was accused of sexually abusive therapy and the poor man who existed in turmoil knowing he was really a male eventually died by his own hand.
    “After David’s suicide, press reports cited an array of reasons for his despair: bad investments, marital problems, his brother’s death two years earlier. Surprisingly little emphasis was given to the extraordinary circumstances of his upbringing. This was unfortunate because to understand David’s suicide, you first need to know his anguished history, which I chronicled in my book As Nature Made Him:The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl.”
    “David Reimer was one of the most famous patients in the annals of medicine. Born in 1965 in Winnipeg, he was 8 months old when a doctor used an electrocautery needle, instead of a scalpel, to excise his foreskin during a routine circumcision, burning off his entire penis as a result. David’s parents (farm kids barely out of their teens) were referred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, home of the world’s leading expert in gender identity, psychologist Dr. John Money, who recommended a surgical sex change, from male to female. David’s parents eventually agreed to the radical procedure, believing Dr. Money’s claims that this was their sole hope for raising a child who could have heterosexual intercourse—albeit as a sterile woman with a synthetic vagina and a body feminized with estrogen supplements.”
    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2004/06/gender_gap.html

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