Former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, who has more than 40 years experience studying transgendered people, said it is a scientific fact that “transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.”
It is biologically false that one can exchange one’s sex, explained McHugh in an article for The Whitherspoon Institute.
“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.”
You can read more of McHugh’s article here, but below are some of the most notable excerpts:
“The champions of this meme, encouraged by their alliance with the broader LGBT movement, claim that whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, is more of a disposition or feeling about yourself than a fact of nature. And, much like any other feeling, it can change at any time, and for all sorts of reasons. Therefore, no one could predict who would swap this fact of their makeup, nor could one justifiably criticize such a decision.”
“I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real. 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.”
“The larger issue is the meme itself. The idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter open to choice runs unquestioned through our culture and is reflected everywhere in the media, the theater, the classroom, and in many medical clinics. It has taken on cult-like features: its own special lingo, internet chat rooms providing slick answers to new recruits, and clubs for easy access to dresses and styles supporting the sex change. It is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges.”
Additionally, in the article, McHugh notes that the false “assumption that one’s sexual nature is misaligned with one’s biological sex,” can be treated with therapy and medication.
However, the problem most face is that they rarely find therapists who are willing to help them “work out their conflicts and correct their assumptions,” said McHugh. “Rather, they and their families find only ‘gender counselors’ who encourage them in their sexual misassumptions.”
“What is needed now is public clamor for coherent science—biological and therapeutic science—examining the real effects of these efforts to ‘support’ transgendering,” McHugh stressed.