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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' SexChange ‘Biologically Impossible’





Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. 
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically 

“This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”


The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh.

This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr. McHugh. As a result, some states – California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – have passed laws barring psychiatrists, “even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor,” he said.
The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”
And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery. 

Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous – even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”
Such action comes “close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that close to 80% of those kids will “abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”
“’Sex change’ is biologically impossible,” said McHugh. “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 civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”


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People have surgically changed their sexes for well over a decade but Caitlyn has given a rebirth to this transgender issue, and it's one I'm particularly interested in. This article is so brilliant, refreshing and rather enlightening. Whether I agree with everything therein (who am I to argue with a Johns Hopkins professor? I know, right...), reading this actually gave me new insight into things. 

The "Did you know" picture isn't an original part of the article but since Laverne Cox' popular Time Magazine edition was referenced, I thought it apt. Also I DIDNT know!!! I'd actually thought she was the one that played the part of herself pre-transition, never knew it was her (twin) brother! Interesting. 

That said, what this means is that the effeminate males we know and we have talked about, like Linda Ikeji's popular Onyx Godwin, and the other one who constantly writes to her about being an effeminate male, for instance, have a mental disorder. Hmmm... Do you agree?



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  1. “People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women". This says it all. And yes i agree with his assertion!

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  2. Couldn't be more obvious abeg

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  3. Couldn't have said it better . It can only be a mental disorder.




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  4. He is making sense in that they dont change their internal organs. Case in point is that whole "pregnant man" scandal. The person changed their external appearance to male but remained female and decided to have children.

    My own thing is i cant imagine the level of confusion in these peoples heads.

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    1. 'My own thing is i cant imagine the level of confusion in these peoples heads.'

      I concur.

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  5. Uyi oya get in here o!!!!!!! LGBT activist! loool!

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  6. like you rightly said... who are we to argue with a Johns Hopkins professor? right? looool! This makes too much sense!


    "It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight".....

    Kabuoy says: do they need help? YES!

    "This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth"

    Kabuoy says: Exactly what Bruce and his fellow trannies are trying to do! making those that are very sane and normal look/seem crazy,unsupportive and cruel!.. thereby turning the world upside down like i always say. very very subjective personal truth.

    "As a result, some states – California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – have passed laws barring psychiatrists, “even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor"

    Kabuoy says: Like he said at the latter end... it comes close to child abuse! i think it is child abuse. You see as the world is now... there are even laws(demonic laws)
    barring psychiatrists from helping this people that clearly need help. really sad!

    "for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery"

    Kabuoy says: So even in the end... they still need help... which goes to show that a problem that could have been well treated without mutilating parts of the body has been postponed for later... or they probably still wont get the help. and would remain troubled(till they die)



    Bottom line... This people need help! we shouldn't be violent towards them cuz its obviously not their fault... but they need help. What america is doing is encouraging a mad man to eat on the streets, from the gutters, instead of putting him in a mental facility where he can get the much needed help to get better. Lord help us!


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    1. Ur comment got me nodding my head & ROTFLMSAO!!!
      Spot On Mama!

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    2. Bottom line... This people need help! we shouldn't be violent towards them cuz its obviously not their fault... but they (might) need help.

      Finally, you understand my point....

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    3. Kabuoy...it would be a grave injustice to give ordinary kudos to this comment.

      Uyi...Uyiiiiiiiiii...Bros...hehehe. All the while we argued back and forth regarding this issue (and issues related to this) you've always been among the live-and-let-live wagon. Now your point is "...This people need help..."?? Wow! Well, at least you now finally understand the need to help one another instead of "surrounding only ourselves with love and leaving their fate to GOD", as you implied once.

      And to think some States in the US are barring psychiatrists from helping these people. SMH seriously.

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    4. That's kabouy's statement Oga Memphis not mine... I will always be on the side of act against discrimination. I don't care who or what that person is. Its not about my christian faith like most of you try to always paint it.

      If you noticed, this psychologist didn't go quoting scriptures from one book or the other.
      If kabouy can finally say some people need help because she feels it better than people castigating because a prof. Has spoken means she finally getting the point and I'm okay with that. I'm not against LGBT neither am I saying in I love them because they are LGBTs, but rather I would characterize them by their actions towards others around them.

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    5. I echo Memphis' first paragraph. Super Kudos Kabuoy!!!

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    6. Awwwwn... thanks y'all!!!

      Meanwhile Uyi... *side eyes* we didn't miss any point(I think you're the one that missed our point and ure just defending yourself)
      We never ever talked about being violent towards them or discriminating against them. we all agreed they need help and not violence. You were all for leaving them and letting them live their lives(without help). We are christians and our opinions have to mirror Christ. So you can't take that out of the way we see things... anyway... I still love you and your blog girlfriend(sasha bone) and I still owe you one(mega super punch)... iv not forgotten! Loool! *hugs*

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  7. He has just brought me out of the Confusion of trying to figure out the reason behind this transgender madness,he couldn't have said it better.

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  8. Mental disorder?!?! Hahahaha...EPIC! Oh well.....I still believe that people should do what makes them happy.....if becoming a female physically works for you then great...if becoming a male physically works for you, still great!...as long as you can sleep at night...

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  9. It is DEFINITELY a mental sickness sef, not only disorder.

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  10. It is DEFINITELY a mental sickness sef, not only disorder.

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  11. Finally someone is saying something. I don't get the gist about all this transgender people. I think at least quite a number of us thought it would be a good thing to be of a different sex at tender ages did we grow up to want to change? No. This people obviously need help and fast.

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  12. Hello, my name is Caitlyn Jenner, I used to be a man, but now a woman. I removed my Adam apple, got myself some boobs, bot me some nice female clothes, got myself on the pages of famous magazines, had the Presido of my country praise me for my courage, got me a fantastic TV deal, got an award from ESPN bicos of my bravery, had all my kids and step kids praised me for coming out, my mama praised me too even if she still calls me by my Manish name, I am a wonderful role model for aspiring transgender, globally people just can't stop talking about me.
    To feel completely bless now dat I have changed my pee pee to a veejayjay, I need to find me a REAL man to come scratch it for me. I know I'll get one very soon, cus at 65 I look finer dan my daughters and step daughters.
    Again my name is Bruce, sorry Caitlyn Jenner. I'm both a grandpa/grandma, dota/son, daddy/mummy to my family. I'm not mentally challenged, just that I have a dual personality.....

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    1. Lolzzz...nice Bio...Prof is completely right, dey ALL need help! They need Jesus! And like a colleague of mine said...watch them very soon they will start committing suicide! Must we follow America in everything? even in 'Mental disorder?'...#JoyDaNuGirl

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