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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Thank you. That is also my opinion...and until such time as some identifiable, inborn physiological (ie not psychological only) cause is identified that makes a person transgendered, I would have to consider it a form of mental illness.
    I may be wrong but I do believe there has been some tentative findings that show at least some with gender issues have neurological differences suggesting they, to put it very crudely, may have the wrong brain for their body.

    I would say it is a lot easier to treat by changing the body than the mind.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Why is this question even being asked?

    The procedure harms no one. It is voluntary. Plastic surgery (which is basically what a sex change operation is) is not illegal. So whats the big deal?

    If you want to ban it then every other form of non-necessary medical procedure should be banned. Including things like lasik surgery, straightening a broken nose, etc etc.
    You don't see chopping off body parts as doing any harm? Go to your doctor and tell her you want her to help you lose weight by having your left arm removed. See what she says.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Me and 2 of my friends had a conversation about this topic.

    We all had different opinions. I thought that it should stay legal, but not necessarily encouraged. Another thought they were immoral, not a natural right, and technology shouldn't be advanced in this topic. Another thought there wasn't much wrong with it.

    What is your opinion?
    immoral? wow. and why should it EVER be illegal?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    I adopt the standard Libertarian viewpoint on this: What someone does to pursue happiness in their life only becomes a problem if they are infringing on another individual's rights.

    Morally, I could care less. It's their body and it's not my place to enact restrictions to actions they can perform on their own body.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    I adopt the standard Libertarian viewpoint on this: What someone does to pursue happiness in their life only becomes a problem if they are infringing on another individual's rights.

    Morally, I could care less. It's their body and it's not my place to enact restrictions to actions they can perform on their own body.
    I agree that the government shouldn't be involved, and I don't even have any issue with the morality of wanting or asking for a sex change. I am not sure where I stand regarding the moral obligations of the doctors though.

    If you were a doctor, would you perform any operation a patient asked for, including amputation, even if it wasn't medically necessary? If not, what would you think of a fellow doctor who cut off a patient's arm just because she asked to have it removed and could afford the operation?

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    If you were a doctor, would you perform any operation a patient asked for, including amputation, even if it wasn't medically necessary? If not, what would you think of a fellow doctor who cut off a patient's arm because she asked to have it removed and could afford the operation?
    Voluntary amputees exist. I see no problem with doctors performing these operations. All of these people seem much happier once they have these operations performed.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    "Voluntary amputees exist." - EgoffTib

    You seem to be attempting to justify one form of extreme behavior with another form of extreme behavior.

    And I don't think the one justifies the other.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post

    You seem to be attempting to justify one form of extreme behavior with another form of extreme behavior.

    No, You may want to re-read my post. It seemed as though Panache was positing a hypothetical, so I was pointing out that such individuals exist.

    And I don't think the one justifies the other.
    Congratulations? We all have our opinions, I'm glad you do, too.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Voluntary amputees exist. I see no problem with doctors performing these operations. All of these people seem much happier once they have these operations performed.
    Addicts seem happier when they have some heroin in their system. I similarly don't think that heroin should be illegal, and I don't see anything immoral about taking it. Heroin is destructive though, and I think pushing it with an awareness of that fact could be considered morally compromising.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Addicts seem happier when they have some heroin in their system. I similarly don't think that heroin should be illegal, and I don't see anything immoral about taking it. Heroin is destructive though, and I think pushing it with an awareness of that fact could be considered morally compromising.
    It's all subjective. Your morals are not my morals are not their morals. If these people are happy without a few fingers or a leg, who are we to tell them that we know what is best for their body and they do not?
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