is it a mental illness?

Dec 2015
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Arizona
#21
Follow up question. We have one article from an extreme right wing website. Has there been a comprehensive study of post surgery TGs ?? Have they been followed up with at say 1, 5 and 10 years ?? Have they been interviewed by trained psychiatrists ?? Has there even been a superficial survey, a good old fashion poll of post surgery TGs ? Are we really going to label thousand of individuals as mentally defective based on one biased article ??
This is the RW MO. Cherry pick. Pull something out of their hip pocket. Make it political. Call people defective. Rinse. Repeat.
Tell the lie over and over and over. Start conspiracies theories. Shout Danger Danger! Control other people's bodies and minds. Infect our society with rot and tripe. Create a battlefield of hatred and distrust. Then go to church on Sunday.
 
Jun 2013
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USA TN
#23
no decent surgeon would EVER push a major life altering surgery like this! i believe these people usually have to go through intense counseling before the surgeon would even agree. and how on earth would changing your sex heal the wounds of being sexually abused as a child???
 
Sep 2015
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Brown Township, Ohio
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Nov 2018
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Inner Space
#25
no decent surgeon would EVER push a major life altering surgery like this! i believe these people usually have to go through intense counseling before the surgeon would even agree. and how on earth would changing your sex heal the wounds of being sexually abused as a child???
If you learn even a little bit about transgender, you will realize that it does not have to due with being "sexually abused" necessarily (although that may happen). It has to do with conception of self as male or female that is profound.
Does anyone really think that a personal decision on this issue really has any social consequence or is a threat somehow to any institution except institutional discrimination?
 
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Sep 2018
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cleveland ohio
#29
Hmmmmm there are 30 to 40 million people in this country who PROUDLY wear the right wing, fundamental, evangelical Christian label. So when did asking if you have attended a revival or some such become an insult or an attack ?

Also I believe I had at least partially answered you early on. You don't just show up at a surgeons office and schedule gender reassignment surgery for next week. There is a serious process. It is deliberately long and rather arduous. It involved multiple doctors including psychiatrists who job it is to look for mental health issues. It takes years to make the conversion. It's not something you do on a whim.

However, my question to you is, why do you care ?? If someone wants to go through the entire process why does it matter to you ?? How does it change your life ??
i'm agnostic i consider myself a socialist in the traditional sense, i dod subscribe to identity politics or this absurd po;itical correctness, i wont check my brain at the door simply to be accepted by a gaggle of sheeple
my views are based on real science not on pop psychology or what is popular with the easily led
 
Mar 2013
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#30
i'm agnostic i consider myself a socialist in the traditional sense, i dod subscribe to identity politics or this absurd po;itical correctness, i wont check my brain at the door simply to be accepted by a gaggle of sheeple, my views are based on real science not on pop psychology or what is popular with the easily led
So let me see if I understand this. YOU make the statement that people seeking gender reassignment surgery are ALL mentally ill and therefore should not be allowed to obtain their surgery. The only link you provide as support of this statement, is to a purely anecdotal story from an obviously biased right wing website. NOW you want to play offended because I have supposedly mischaracterized you by lumping you in with the fundie menace evangelicals. And as rebuttal you post a video from that ultra liberal (sarcasm alert people) think tank the heritage foundation ??

You still haven;t answered any of my other questions. Why does this matter to you ?? How does someone you don't know having surgery you will never hear about effect your life ?? How is any of it your business ??

I think you're just being trollish.
 

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