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10 years after? Mental difficulties, and then it gets worse
By Gina Loudon
WorldNetDaily, June 4, 2015
Unfortunately, the tragedy of sexual-reassignment surgery has a sordid history.
The heinous idea began with well-known sexual-perversion advocate Alfred Kinsey. Contending that people are "sexual from birth," he used experiments on babies during World War II. His legacy stands largely unchallenged today by the American Medical Association, despite his advocacy of bestiality, pedophilia, sadomasochism and incest.
"Kinsey has given the sexual revolutionists their license to sexually pervert our culture," said Judith Reisman, author of "Kinsey, Crimes and Consequences" and director of the Liberty School for Child Protection.
In an interview with WND, she said, "We have a sexual revolution brought about by sexual revolutionaries."
Walt Heyer, author of "Paper Genders" & "Gender, Lies and Suicide," tells the secret that the medical journals are not telling and that news media today are largely ignoring in glorifying sexual reassignment and transsexualism.
Following Kinsey and his understudy, Harry Benjamin, Dr. John Money took up the sexual revolutionary mantle. In 1967, he was asked by a set of broken-hearted parents to simply repair a botched circumcision on their baby, a twin. Money convinced the trusting and distraught couple to raise the boy as a girl due to his "damaged" gender. He removed David's genitalia, and David was raised as "Brenda."
Read the first person story of someone who doesn't exist - at least according to "gay" advocates. Janet Boynes has written "Called Out: A Former Lesbian's Discovery of Freedom" about her departure from a 14-year walk in same-sex relationships.
Glowing medical journal reports that followed (and are still cited today) were nothing more than the medical industry circling wagons.
By age 12, David was severely depressed. By 14, his parents told him about the surgery and he begged to be made whole again. He underwent yet another surgery to try to reverse the damage done to him by Dr. Money and his Kinseyan colleagues but continued to be haunted by it all.
It was later reported that Dr. Money had sexually molested both of the twin boys the during "exam" procedures, and he forced them to have incestuous sexual activities with one another, at the tender age of 7.
Ultimately, both brothers committed suicide within months of one another.
Though tragic, this isn't the only story of its kind. Dr. Paul McHugh, a former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of "Try to Remember: Psychiatry's Clash over Meaning, Memory, and Mind," says that the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered.
In a Wall Street Journal commentary, McHugh calls a sex change "biologically impossible."
He cites a 2011 study at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden that followed 324 people for up to 30 years who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study showed that about 10 years after the surgery, transgendered people began to have increased mental difficulties. As they progressed through life, their suicide mortality rose almost 20 times above the comparable nontransgender population. McHugh points to the data as evidence that the high suicide rate trumps the typical surgery prescription propagated by many as the answer to gender confusion.
McHugh points his finger at the "everything is normal" movement for allowing, even advocating, for this tragedy exacted on the transgendered population, now cluttered with casualties of the sexual revolution. He says the transgendered suffer assumption disorder, much like other amorphic disorders, such as anorexia. The difference is that body parts are not amputated in an effort to "cure" other assumption disorders.
"For the transgendered, this argument holds that one's feeling of 'gender' is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one's mind, cannot be questioned by others. The individual often seeks not just society's tolerance of this 'personal truth' but affirmation of it. Here rests the support for 'transgender equality,' the demands for government payment for medical and surgical treatments, and for access to all sex-based public roles and privileges."
McHugh adds that just as it is incumbent upon the medical community to begin to speak the truth on this matter, it is equally incumbent upon the mental health community to challenge the concept that what is in the mind can never be questioned.
"Disorders of consciousness, after all, represent psychiatry's domain; declaring them off-limits would eliminate the field," he said.
But that is exactly what Massachusetts, California and New Jersey have already done. Even upon parental request, mental health professionals in those states are banned from trying to help children in crisis regain their natural feelings of gender.
Instead, they are told to refer these children to endocrinologists to prescribe gender bending/gender delaying hormone treatments, that obviously still do not address the fatal psychological components that lead to the dramatic increases in depression and suicide.
These hormones have other physical side effects, too, such as delayed growth and sterility.
More compelling, perhaps is the recovery data. Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic tracked those who forewent gender reassignment. They found that 70 percent to 80 percent of those who face the confusing identity crisis, but do not ultimately have the surgery, report that their feelings dissipate over time.
Johns Hopkins ended its sexual reassignment surgery in 1970 for the above reasons. Still there is little in the news about that.
McHugh says that "given that close to 80 percent of such children would abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated, these medical interventions come close to abuse."
He recommends a prescription of devoted parenting instead.
"They simply reject the factual data," Reisman told WND. "Goebbels said that if you repeat a lie often enough, soon everyone is repeating it, too. That is what has happened. Fact checking seems to be a way of the past."
Some suggest this all be added to sex education courses. Reisman says sex education in schools is a bad idea from the start.
"Sex ed is going to make things better? What do those who teach our children the most about sex even really know about sex? The truth is not much. People who know very little are talking the most about sex. That's not education, that is indoctrination."