Former Psychiatrist At Johns Hopkins: ‘Transgendered Men Don’t Become Women’

Hannah Bleau

Millennials are ridiculous. They take every sort of abnormal or bizarre behavior and attempt normalize it while screaming at dissenters. It’s their mission in life.

They’ve been attempting to push the LGBT agenda down our throats for some time now, but lately, they’ve been focusing on trangenders. It’s the latest trend, and I HATE to call it that, because I know there are individuals out there who genuinely struggle with gender dysphoria. Liberal millennials aren’t concerned about that. They’re desperate for attention and want to right the wrongs in the world without actually doing anything. So they find a tiny percentage of the population, convince them of their victim status and launch an all out whine war over what they perceive to be an injustice. That’s what they’re doing with  the LGBT community.

It’s not just about forcing society to accept– no, embrace– abnormal behavior. I’m genuinely concerned for the those the left has deemed victims. They’ve convinced them that we (the opposing side) hates them.

Quite the contrary.

These people are suffering from a mental illness, and altering the physical body does absolutely nothing to address the root of the issue. These people need help. Not encouragement. They don’t need to be coddled and told that their struggle is normal. It’s not. It’s out of LOVE that I want these people to get all the help and support they need. And no. Support doesn’t mean “facilitate their lifestyle.”

But what do I know? I’m not a psychiatrist. But this guy is.

Dr. Paul R. McHugh is the “Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital.”

That’s a mouthful.

He’s studied transgender individuals for 40 years and concludes that “transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.”

I still think it’s bizarre that we need an expert to tell us this.

In an article for The Witherspoon Institute, McHugh writes that these individuals “become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’”

In other words, you can’t get some boobs, put on a dress and call yourself a woman. It doesn’t work that way.

What’s more, McHugh said this forced idea– that one can change his or her gender at any given moment (or “gender fluidity”)– is damaging to individuals, especially young people who are still developing.

The idea that one’s sexuality is a feeling and not a biological fact “is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges,” said Dr. McHugh in his article,Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme.

 

“I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real,” said Dr. McHugh, who is also professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins.  “I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims.”

 

“Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald,” warned McHugh.

That goes right along with the consensus from the American College of Pediatricians.

There are those who truly struggle with gender dysphoria, but as McHugh points out, it’s difficult to find a counselor or doctor who actually tries to help the individuals. Often times, the professional encourages the patient to embrace their desired sexuality.

In addition, he said, “both the state and federal governments are actively seeking to block any treatments that can be construed as challenging the assumptions and choices of transgendered youngsters.”

The truth? This is a mental illness and should be treated as such. We don’t treat any other mental illness that way. Can you imagine if we did? “Oh, you’re anorexic? Keep it up! In fact, since you’re so worried you’re overweight even though you’re totally not, we’ll give you a little lipo to help you along!”

“In fact, gender dysphoria—the official psychiatric term for feeling oneself to be of the opposite sex—belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder,” said McHugh.

 

“Its treatment should not be directed at the body as with surgery and hormones any more than one treats obesity-fearing anorexic patients with liposuction,” he said.

 

“Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men,” he said. “All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future.”

This only hurts these individuals in the long run.

When “the tumult and shouting dies,” McHugh continued, “it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over 30 years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest.”

 

“Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers,” said McHugh.

This culture of “gender fluidity” isn’t helping anyone. It’s not societal progress. Society– namely the left– is hurting the people they think they’re helping. And if you disagree, you’re transphobic.

h/t CNS News