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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:09 PM

Transgender Persons are Struggling Psychologically


Transgender individuals need psychotherapy not access to cross-sex restrooms, showers and dressing areas. Blaming society for the ills of transgender persons will not improve their diagnosis and treatment.
Reckless disregard for the mental disorders in favor of enforcing preferred pronouns is madness. It’s time to show compassion by telling the truth and stop pretending they are born that way.
True compassion is acknowledging the mental disorders and providing effective, sound treatment in an effort to slow the staggering number of suicides, before rushing to perform irreversible surgeries.

https://medium.com/the-heritage-foundation/i-wish-i-had-been-told-about-these-risks-before-i-had-gender-surgery-a3e6a6a7dc82#.xfbzr7kgi

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Response to Lloyd (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 12:28 PM

1. in many cases, maybe most heritage may be correct

but how about we leave the diagnosis and treatment to professionals familiar with the individual case?

as a liberal i am concerned about the INDIVIDUAL freedom to decide these matters, not some government imposed reprogramming therapy.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:55 PM

4. There is no INDIVIDUAL freedom when it comes to mental illness.

Individual freedom indicates a choice. There is no choice here. Just as gender is not a "decision" one makes, whether or not one is mentally ill is also not a "decision" one makes.

Either someone is mentally ill, or they are not. It is beyond their control.

If they are mentally ill - which transgendered persons are - the compassionate thing to do is to get them the psychological help they need....not pander to their mental illness and delusions so that they are left in a constant state of confusion and misery resulting from untreated mental illness.

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Response to Lloyd (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:10 PM

2. Personally, I am concerned about the psychological state of the vast majority not that of a

tiny minority, who now are affecting said psychological state of the vast majority due primarily to our very own Bathroom Boy sitting in the oval office.

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Response to Lloyd (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:54 PM

3. Why is the Koch funded Heritage Foundation suddenly obsessed with this hysterical bullshit?

 

I thought they were "libertarians"??

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Response to FORD (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 02:42 PM

8. It's bizarre. Creepy as all hell.

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Response to Lloyd (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 03:53 PM

5. The entire OP is conservative baloney. Transpersons ARE born that way. They discover when they are

young that, unlike other people, they don't self-identify as the sex they were born as.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:06 PM

6. Trannies are sick individuals

And the only thing that they "discover" is that they can get attention by pretending to be something they aren't

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Response to Lloyd (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:23 AM

7. Why would you put stock in the word of someone who has had TWO sex changes?

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