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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Amatuer, armchair psychologists like The Baron and Jamesrage's opinion on whether this is a "mental illness" or not appeal to me about as much as Joe Six Pack who never played football in his life trying to tell me that their football opinion is more likely to be correct and accurate than Joe Gibbs or Bill Parcells.

    There is absolutely no reason why the government should be involved in making this illegal. I have absolutely zero issue with a doctor that refuses to perform such procedures, I fully support that right. But it is not the right of the government to tell people what they can or can not do cosmetically with their body.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    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?
    Perhaps you are right. As I have said, I don't think the government should be involved at all. The doctor certainly is involved though, and I think his/her responsibility is to "first, do no harm" as it were, and not to do whatever the patient will pay for.

    I just think if someone goes up to a doctor and says "Hey, I will pay you $2000 to chop of my penis" if the doctor says "Sure thing! Let me go get meat cleaver!" that makes them a bit of a scumbag, and doesn't really demonstrate a genuine concern for their patient.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Does your friend think that we should stone adulterers as well?
    What is the purpose of this comment, to denegrate religious people? It's quite obvious if you think you can hide behind the fact that you didn't say Bible, Christian, Jew or religion.
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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?
    Is it currently illegal? Your first option implies a change to legal status.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What is the purpose of this comment, to denegrate religious people? It's quite obvious if you think you can hide behind the fact that you didn't say Bible, Christian, Jew or religion.
    Actually, I think his point was about the attitude was very old fashioned, like stoning adulterers(which by the way is not simply something that happened in the bible). Stopping and thinking before you post accusations might be a good idea for you.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    "Amatuer, armchair psychologists like The Baron and Jamesrage's opinion on whether this is a "mental illness" or not appeal to me about as much as Joe Six Pack who never played football in his life trying to tell me that their football opinion is more likely to be correct and accurate than Joe Gibbs or Bill Parcells." - Zyphlin

    1. The feeling is mutual.

    2. It's a debate-site, this is what we do.

    3. Speaking of "metal illness", now would be a good time to address yours.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually, I think his point was about the attitude was very old fashioned, like stoning adulterers(which by the way is not simply something that happened in the bible). Stopping and thinking before you post accusations might be a good idea for you.
    Maybe he should stop and think about the meaning of his words. Maybe you should let him speak for himself.
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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Follow-up question:

    Whether you think it should be legal or illegal, do you morally agree with sex changes?

    (maybe in a unbiased situation where sex changes are not legal or illegal)
    Of course. It's none of my business what other people do to their body. Genetics aren't perfect. If someone feels more comfortable in their skin with different parts, more power to them.

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    Re: Should getting a sex change be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    I could never understand how doctors could do this.

    If you have someone with a perfectly healthy and functioning physical body and has a mind telling them that they are the wrong sex it seems to me that the problem is not with the body but with the mind.

    It seems to me that you would then want to treat the mind with counseling, therapy, etc. and not alter the body.

    But doctors have decided to ignore the root-cause of the problem (the mind) and mutilate what is healthy and normal (the body).

    Apparently all of the money is in performing the surgery.
    It has nothing to do with the mind. Genetics are not a perfect science. It's their body and it's their business what they do with it.

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