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Being Trans is not a Mental Health Disorder - New York Times
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:17:44 am »
Roy Richard Grinker discusses the classification of transgender as a mental health disorder in this New York Times article. Based on the recent decision of the World Health Organization that gender identity is not a mental health issue, he questions why the APA (American Psychiatric Association) has not undertaken steps to align with the WHO.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/opinion/trans-gender-dysphoria-mental-disorder.html

Source: New York Times, Dec. 6 2018


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Re: Being Trans is not a Mental Health Disorder - New York Times
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 10:41:58 am »
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Re: Being Trans is not a Mental Health Disorder - New York Times
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 05:14:03 am »
This is old news and may already be posted somewhere but it supports the argument that dysphoria is not a mental disorder but is instead the way in which our brains have developed... we truly have a female brain in a male body and regardless of chromosomes or our sexual organs... no amount of psychotherapy or pills is going to be able to change the way our brains have already developed. You might as well have a conversation with a person with one arm and try to convince them that they actually have two arms and it is all a mental disorder to think you only have one arm.



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Re: Being Trans is not a Mental Health Disorder - New York Times
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 10:31:43 am »
This may be old news but it is important to keep the topic current and not to let it fade from memory.

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Re: Being Trans is not a Mental Health Disorder - New York Times
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 10:37:56 am »
This may be old news but it is important to keep the topic current and not to let it fade from memory.


How true!

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