How Changeable Is Gender? – Alltransinfo

How Changeable Is Gender?

On August 22, 2015, the NY Times ran an article by Richard A. Friedman titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” One might be excused for mistaking the piece as an earnest call to the medical community for better interventions for the trans community. Alarmingly, Friedman warns readers that science has found that post-operative transsexuals are at significant risk of suicide and moreover, maybe medical treatment isn’t actually the right approach after all, especially for trans kids. Friedman gravely recounts a scientific study that proves that most trans kids grow out of being trans. If I weren’t trans, I might walk away from Friedman’s article very concerned about the seemingly backward approach that more than a century of trans research has produced for those poor trans people.

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