By Tom Quiner
Here’s the buzz: former Olympian and current celebrity, Bruce Jenner, a man, wants to become a woman.
You can script the narrative: Mr. (soon-to-be Ms.) Jenner will mainstream the notion of gender reassignment treatment. The Left will push even harder that this is normal, even healthy, and deserving of taxpayer support.
But is it healthy? Let’s see what one of the best hospitals in the world, John Hopkins Hospital, has to say on the subject. U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the best U.S. hospital twenty-one years in a row.
Dr. Paul R. McHugh is University Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry there.
He is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books within his field.
He identifies himself as a Democrat, but nonetheless, had harsh words for those on the left pushing sex-reassignment surgery:
“’Sex change’ is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”
Offering these types of services, says Dr. McHugh, is the equivalent of collaborating with the patient’s delusion. He says it’s much the same as giving liposuction to an anorexic person.
Critical thinkers might want to pause and consider the doctor’s words.
Reactionaries on the left, I’m sure, will label him as just another transexual-hater and insist taxpayers pick up the tab.