Re: Intersexuality (was: BOOK: Gender Shock)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 12:47:54 -0700 (PDT)

> > OK, so you believe that the kid's identity is impaired after
> > "fixing" his sexuality. Are there any psychological studies supporting
> > this view? I grant that it is difficult to do such studies if all
> > attempts are blocked because of such "bugfixes".

Victims of gender "reassignment" almost universally have many
psychological problems. Of course, without a controlled study,
there's no way to know that they wouldn't have had worse problems
without the procedure--but it isn't necessary to know exact
results of the procedure to stop it for moral reasons: It is
simply morally repugnant to mutilate a child without eir consent,
so whether or not it "works" is irrelevant. Such doctors
deserve jail time, not research grants.

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