A report published by The New Atlantis yesterday casts significant doubt on the prevailing “gender identity” narrative sweeping the nation and raises serious questions about exposing children to a harmful and scientifically suspect gender ideology.
The report, authored by Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, and Lawrence Mayer, a professor of biostatistics at Arizona State University, outlines three key findings on “gender identity”:
1.) “Gender Identity” Is Not Innate
“The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex—that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.”
2.) The Majority of Children Who Experience Gender Dysphoria Grow Out of It
“Children are a special case when addressing transgender issues. Only a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood.
“There is little scientific evidence for the therapeutic value of interventions that delay puberty or modify the secondary sex characteristics of adolescents, although some children may have improved psychological well-being if they are encouraged and supported in their cross-gender identification. There is no evidence that all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender.”
3.) Sex Change Surgeries Are Linked to Worse Mental Health Outcomes
“Members of the transgender population are also at higher risk of a variety of mental health problems compared to members of the non-transgender population… Compared to the general population, adults who have undergone sex-reassignment surgery continue to have a higher risk of experiencing poor mental health outcomes. One study found that, compared to controls, sex-reassigned individuals were about 5 times more likely to attempt suicide and about 19 times more likely to die by suicide.”
Although the Obama administration’s attempt to impose transgender school policies nationwide was recently blocked by a federal judge, individual school districts are increasingly falling under the influence of this radical gender ideology, potentially putting the health of the students they serve at risk.
With this new research, however, concerned parents now have a powerful tool in the fight to push back against this problematic trend.
Paul Dupont is the managing editor for ThePulse2016.com.