Monday, May 19, 2008
Complete and Utter Insanity
Dr. Norman Spack, a pediatric specialist at the hospital, has launched a clinic for transgendered kids — boys who feel like girls, girls who want to be boys — and he’s opening his doors to patients as young as 7.I don't go along with the sex change thing and a lot of other surgical changing of stuff. If you're gay, be gay. If you're flat chested, be flat chested. I happen to like smaller breasts. If your penis isn't big enough. Make a lot of money.
Spack offers his younger patients counseling and drugs that delay the onset of puberty. The drugs stop the natural flood of hormones that would make it difficult to have a sex alteration later in life, allowing patients more time to decide whether they want to make the change.
Learn to adapt. Dependence on surgical enhancements is the opposite of adapting. Yes, people with severe deformities or injuries deserve and need to be restored to normalcy but being a 6'4" transexual lesbian is not normalcy. Yes, I know such a person.
Fortunately, there are a few saner minds.
“Treating these children with hormones does considerable harm and it compounds their confusion,” said Dr. Paul McHugh, University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University. “Trying to delay puberty or change someone’s gender is a rejection of the lawfulness of nature.”Hormones effect mood and thought tremendously. Giving children hormones will inevitably impact their moods and thoughts including those about gender preference.
McHugh said gender reassignment for children harkens back to the dark ages, when choir boys were castrated to retain their high-pitched voices. "It’s barbaric,” he said.
The belief that there is a cure for all forms of human suffering is absurd. Overcoming challenges and less than perfect circumstances provides much of the meaning in our lives, maybe all. If we looked perfect, learned everything with ease, performed all tasked with ease, and never felt any discomfort life would be meaningless. And, some things just ain't right.
No, I guess I'm not. How long till the first parent is charged with child abuse for refusing such treatments for a 7 year old who decides he would rather be a she?
It's rather telling about the world we live in when something like this is not only a reality but not a big surprise either. Sometimes I wonder what it would take to truly surprise me anymore.
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