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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a Mental Disorder and Sex Change Biologically Impossible
By Geri Ungurean
Once in a while a brave soul emerges in this crazy upside-down world, and tells the TRUTH, no matter what it will cost them. One such person is Dr. Paul R. McHugh – a former Psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. McHugh wrote a paper in which he called transgenderism a mental disorder. The paper was well received and so compelling, that Johns Hopkins ceased performing any sex change surgeries.
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.
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.
He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”
While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “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.”
These people are 20 times more likely to attempt suicide! And 70 – 80% of children who expressed transgender feelings, “spontaneously lost those feelings.” For our government and the media to be pushing this “mental disorder” is wrong on so many levels!
“This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh.
The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”
“And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.”
Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous – even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”
Such action comes “close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that close to 80% of those kids will “abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”
“’Sex change’ is biologically impossible,” said McHugh. “People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.” source
Unfortunately, since Dr. McHugh retired, many “politically correct” doctors have vehemently disagreed with McHugh, and for the last few years Hopkins has resumed their very lucrative sex change operations.
Now, a well known and highly respected pediatric doctor is sounding the alarm about sex change procedures for children. His name is Dr. Paul Hruz and he is a pediatric endocrinologist.
He was interviewed by Laura Ingraham on Fox News recently.
Pediatric specialist warns public that child transgender therapy is very ‘harmful,’ ‘poor science’
Children are being harmed by transgender treatments, a pediatric endocrinologist told Laura Ingraham on a recent broadcast of her Fox News Channel television program.
Treatments for transgender youth are drastic and experimental, Dr. Paul Hruz said.
The associate professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Cell Biology and Physiology at St. Louis’ Washington University of Medicine appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” Friday to discuss fallout from the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the radical Equality Act.
The far-reaching pro-LGBT legislation among other things forces official recognition of claimed “gender identity,” along with transgender access to opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms.
Amid the implications of the radical law and continued push of so-called “gender” treatment for children suffering from gender dysphoria, Ingraham asked Hruz why the medical community is so afraid to consider the impact of hormonal treatment and surgeries for young people.
Hruz replied that the science behind gender treatment is very poor.
“It’s very important to recognize that what is being put forward with the goal of truly helping these individuals that are suffering is based on very, very poor science,” he said. “And any effort to draw attention to the poor science and the potential very negative and serious consequences of these hormonal interventions really has not been given the attention that it deserves.”
Hruz, who has repeatedly spoken out and written in recent years about the dangers of gender treatment, noted that this approach of relying on poor science for addressing gender confusion was unique as compared with other diseases.
Ingraham raised the issue of implications when chemically altering a child with gender therapy, whether or not the child had been through puberty.
Hruz explained that there’s a normal developmental process in children that has them trying to come to terms with the changes in their bodies while also struggling to identify themselves in relation to their peers, all of which is normal.
But when gender treatment enters in, the natural process is disrupted, causing serious lifelong damage, when most children experiencing gender confusion eventually work through it on their own.
“One of the concerns about this particular approach to treating these individuals that have a gender identity that is not in accord with their biology is that it will actually influence how they’re able to that normal integration,” Hruz said, “and really, subject them to that need of medical intervention that has potential (for) very serious harms to their bodies throughout the rest of their life, without even considering whether there are alternative options to help them, and even recognizing that a large number of children that question their gender identity are going to, if merely left alone, are going to realign their identity with their biological sex.”
Hruz said more than a dozen studies affirm that the vast majority of children experiencing gender dysphoria cease having the condition after puberty without intervention.
The exception, he said, was when gender treatment was employed.
“One of the most concerning observations was, however,” said Hruz, “if one tries to interfere with the normal pubertal development, to stop normally-timed puberty in children, that all of the children in the small study that was done looking at the effect of that, all went on to persist in that transgendered identity, really changing that statistic drastically from the normal trajectory that we normally see.”
Ingraham pointed out that there has been explosive growth in transgender treatment centers, accompanied by big money.
Hruz said there were now more than 50 of these centers in the United States.
“And really the amazing concern about the growth of this particular approach to dealing with children that have this transgendered identity,” he said, “is to adopt a single intervention that’s based on very, very poor quality science.”
Even those advocating for this intervention for children will acknowledge that the research really has not been done to establish what the long-term effects are, he added, and already the data coming forward raises serious concerns.
“Not only in how these children are going to normally move through these developmental stages and their identity,” Hruz said, “but the effects of the hormonal treatment on the body.”
He listed fertility issues and increased risk of cardiovascular disease as being among the dangers.
“The data really is not there,” said Hruz, pointing out that there is a clouding of the difference between gender identity and the biological reality of sex.
“We know that giving hormones to individuals that is not in align with their biological sex is not the same thing as giving it to (someone) in levels that are normally present in them,” he said.
Ingraham stressed that this issue is something that must be meticulously studied because children are involved.
“These children are very much being harmed,” Hruz said. source
If your child is in public school, they are being taught and sometimes encouraged to explore transgender feelings! Parents – you MUST speak to your children about this and make it clear to them that the people at school think they are doing right; but that they are misinformed, and that God made them a boy or a girl, and that’s what they are! God makes NO mistakes.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28) KJV
The devil is called the author of confusion and the father of lies.
And so he is.