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    transgender a mental disorder

    Inspired by another thread I offer this.

    "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."

    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is

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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Of course it's a disorder. It's a mismatch of the brain and body. That's why we treat it with reassignment surgery. To help the person.
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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    McHugh again. /sigh

    Talk about a stacked poll. As a transwoman, I have to admit that I, and the minimum of 700,000 like me, are the product of either mental disorder or a birth defect? We are neither defective or disordered.

    Is it possible to rephrase? Just ask your question yes or no, without the editorialization?

    Also, could you make the poll grammatically correct? Transgender is an adjective. You could ask "Do transgender people have a mental disorder?" You could also ask "Gender Dysphoria is a mental disorder?" Saying "Transgender is a mental disorder" is not coherent.

    Of course, neither is McHugh but we can get to him if you can fix your poll.
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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Why are the only options defect/disorder?
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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaD View Post
    McHugh again. /sigh

    Talk about a stacked poll. As a transwoman, I have to admit that I, and the minimum of 700,000 like me, are the product of either mental disorder or a birth defect? We are neither defective or disordered.

    Is it possible to rephrase? Just ask your question yes or no, without the editorialization?

    Also, could you make the poll grammatically correct? Transgender is an adjective. You could ask "Do transgender people have a mental disorder?" You could also ask "Gender Dysphoria is a mental disorder?" Saying "Transgender is a mental disorder" is not coherent.

    Of course, neither is McHugh but we can get to him if you can fix your poll.
    This poll is from last year and it was made by a poster who is banned. Why did you bring this up?
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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaD View Post
    Talk about a stacked poll. As a transwoman, I have to admit that I, and the minimum of 700,000 like me, are the product of either mental disorder or a birth defect? We are neither defective or disordered.
    While I understand the sentiment against it, I'm very much against refusing to utilize or state words that absolutely fit a situation simply because some people wrongfully attached additional stigma to those words.

    Is there any other kind of health issue that requires significant surgery and medication in order to correct or rectify, that would also not be considered a disorder or a birth defect?

    I'm not sure how exactly I'd refer to this particular issue...but I can understand why some would suggest either of those two options. Simply not liking it because those words have negative stigmas is not a good reason against those two.

    If we're saying there is something in the individuals brain that causes their physical gender to not match with their mental one, then that's definitely significant problem that's apparently present from birth. I'm having a hard time understanding how that wouldn't be considered a birth defect, but would be happy to hear an explanation of why you think it is from a basis beyond simply an emotional one if you have such.

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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This poll is from last year and it was made by a poster who is banned. Why did you bring this up?
    I didnt even notice that lol.
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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaD View Post
    McHugh again. /sigh

    Talk about a stacked poll. As a transwoman, I have to admit that I, and the minimum of 700,000 like me, are the product of either mental disorder or a birth defect? We are neither defective or disordered.

    Is it possible to rephrase? Just ask your question yes or no, without the editorialization?

    Also, could you make the poll grammatically correct? Transgender is an adjective. You could ask "Do transgender people have a mental disorder?" You could also ask "Gender Dysphoria is a mental disorder?" Saying "Transgender is a mental disorder" is not coherent.

    Of course, neither is McHugh but we can get to him if you can fix your poll.
    It is coherent. People are transgenders do to a disorder that involves a disconnect of the brain and body when it comes to gender Identity. Don't see a reason to change the wording.

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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This poll is from last year and it was made by a poster who is banned. Why did you bring this up?
    My bad. I did a search for "McHugh" because I am going to put together a compilation about him on my blog.

    NVM

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    Re: transgender a mental disorder

    Transgenderism certainly meets my definition of mental disorder. I'm not sure why so many people are against calling it one.
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