Pastychomper wrote:Tangled Metal wrote:Actually there was a director of a juvenile gender reassignment centre in the UK who resigned a few years ago iirc. Apparently the only one that specialised in gender issues with kids.
The reason for his resignation was how the board totally ignored an independent care quality audit that basically something like there was a culture to rush into puberty stopping treatment and reassignment over proper assessment which takes time.
I'm sure it's a googlable story that made the papers in the last 2 or so years. If anyone wanted to look for it. But it seems relevant to consider that this is a kid who went through a process led and controlled by adults. Can you be sure there wasn't a degree of hand holding and leading one way? I believe that was your gist of the report ignored by the board of the clinic.
I believe there was a figure for the number of child gender reassignment cases where the child regretted the decision as an adult and even requested a reassignment back to their birth gender. Iirc it was the majority of child reassignment cases had this adult regret. If so it could be that there's a systemic problem with this area. In that case perhaps the person in this article has a very valid case. Easy to judge people but are you certain you have your facts for that judgement?
The level of "hand-holding and leading" has been in the news recently in Scotland, as the Scottish government seems to be keen on making transitioning easier and relying more on self-identification, while lowering the minimum age for transitioning. I gather there's a consultation on, allegedly with the hope of getting the law changed quickly before it can become an election issue.
For the moment I'm still willing to believe that those pushing for these changes have good intentions, but I think this particular change would harm more people than it helped.
I find the whole matter puzzling in that priority is given to mental state over physical state. why? I would think it should be the other way around. I suppose when the Borg take over here it will be natural to swap body parts and add enhancements like wings and extra computing power. But thats science fiction, just as the fairies are fantasy fiction. I wonder what happened in non western cultures in particular ancient ones? did they have trans people?