Please, someone explain why these things are different.
Actually, gender therapy is essentially talk therapy aimed at pushing gay teenagers toward heterosexuality. Sex reassignment is horribly mutilating surgery and drug therapy aimed at changing something that is immutable: phenotype, which is simply put, the physical expression of one’s genetic makeup.
So they are different. One is nagging, the other is often life-ending interference. What? Oh….yeah. 40%+ of transgenders attempt suicide. But our benevolent government, in its infinite wisdom has decided that the politically correct but brutal and dangerous sex reassignment is to be celebrated, but the possibly worthless but also not particularly harmful gender therapy is to be vilified and, ultimately banned.
There is no evidence to support the use of conversion therapy, and furthermore, the practice is potentially harmful, according to the report, which was developed with the help of a July 2015 panel of experts convened by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Some of the potential harms include increases in depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and poor self-esteem, said Judith Glassgold, associate executive director of the APA’s government relations office in Washington, D.C.
Those negative mental health effects may contribute to substance abuse and risky sexual behaviors by some youngsters, she said.
Lots of words like “potential,” and, “may” in this quotation. Nothing about a 41% suicide attempt rate though…..
it is interesting and disturbing that the first American center for sex reassignment stopped doing it, and one of their psychiatrists, in fact the former chief of the department, says:
“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.”
We do a grave disservice to those who have what is so obviously a psychiatric condition…body dysmorphia. We don’t humor people who have other forms of body dysmorphia, like anorexia. We treat them. We try to save them.
Whether Gender Therapy is a good thing remains to be seen. But one would think that giving wide latitude to parents in the absence of clear evidence of harm would be a reasonable thing.