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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People

This piece of anti-feminism/homophobia/lezbophobia is being farmed out to preschools/elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country as I write. While it is too lengthy to pick apart in a single post, I will high light a few of the numerous McCarthy-istic homophobic witch hunts and link the entire pathological Gender Straight Jacketed diatribe for you to read at your leisure.

Gender Identity Disorder (now Gender Dysphoria-which this article plays revisionist history with) increased in the second half of the last century precisely because the medical community COULD "facilitate (acceptable) physical change" in faggy gay men, dykes or Butch lesbians via transition.

Richard Green who is sited for the successful satisfaction rates this article sites, studied and has written on the problem of "sissy boys" statistically growing up to be adult gay men. We have every reason to believe his views of tomboy girls are similar. And the problem of both being how to stop these children from turning into adult gay men and lesbians.
More from Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People, Version 7:
In plain english, Therapists, Gender Specialist, School Counselors, Psychologists etc are going to give a worse case scenario to the family/spouse/lover/friends/patient in order to convince them/the patient that transition is their ONLY option. And that IF they have doubts, it is because they have internalized transphobia which said professionals can help them to overcome!

Not only has rehearsing transition been shown to put individuals on the fast track toward transition, many of its "alternatives" like breast binding are dangerous and life threatening!
It is HIGHLY important to identify and transition individuals in childhood because they will likely grow up to be GAY if not stopped beforehand. And by GAY, it is clear they mean falling in love/making love/having sex with a same sex mate. They seem to neglect to say or realize that being GAY or LESBIAN isnt dependent upon another person.
They have now pathologized children's games, toys, clothes and friends in great effort to ensnare Gays and Lesbians in early childhood and transition them before they/we reach adult homosexuality/lesbianism! BUT they make the distinction to say that some (Trans Paraphilia Males) do NOT show signs of gender dysphoria in early childhood due to their paraphilia not developing until puberty.
Children/Youth and parents during assessment are to be made aware of transition options, those options being the ONLY options and the need for parental consent to gain access to those lack of options.
Suppressing growth hormones in healthy children isnt completely "irreversible" as they claim, in fact besides the stats and laws suits on growth suppression drugs used to treat children/youth with growth issues, in using it for children/youth who are healthy bodied there isnt a single short/long term example or individual.

These homophobic examples of how best to prevent gay and lesbian children/youth from turning into gay and lesbian adults only skims this surface of this article. But from even the skim alone, the science behind those propagandizing/promoting gender dysphoria/transition reveals their true homophobic aims. Aims being directed at even elementary schools with the main goal of interrupting gay and lesbian children from developing into healthy and happy gay and lesbian adults.

Do not simply beware, be AWARE!

SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH

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  1. Not trying to derail here. Are there any links to studies that can substantiate claims of damage from binders ? Several of the risks cited - like blood clots - are possibly/probably a result of testosterone use ? It is also nearly impossible to fracture the upper ribs using a compression garment, tensor bandage, etc.

    I see this info about binder risks commonly repeated, but I cannot find any documentation of these effects.

    Your blog is great, with some very insightful writing.

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  2. GnRH agonists are not fully reversible. This is a half truth at best. First of all, despite what they say, no one knows the long term effects of these drugs on developing bodies. Second, if the puberty suppressing drugs are followed by cross gender hormones, infertility is an issue. We are talking about chemically sterilizing children.

    Treatment with puberty delaying drugs leads to sterilization if it is followed with the administration of cross sex hormones at 16 years, as the Brill and Pepper handbook on “transgender” children (2008), explains, “the choice to progress from GnRH inhibitors to estrogen without fully experiencing male puberty should be viewed as giving up one’s fertility, and the family and child should be counseled accordingly” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216). For girls, sterilization is the outcome too, because “eggs do not mature until the body goes through puberty” (Brill & Pepper, 2008, p. 216).

    Pumping a kid full of cross gender hormones before their bodies have the time to sexually mature renders these children infertile.

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/trans.health.australia/posts/326251944177012

    http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/breast-binding-safety

    You can also simply Google Dangers of breast binding and read a host of harm done to former woman binders.

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  4. Why are they doing this?
    It takes so much effort (and money) to sign up for the counseling, hormones, court orders, surgeries, etc. All to tiptoe around actually helping people be comfortable with themselves intrinsically. Just why?

    Do people really think gay behavior and an androgynous appearance/personality is so "icky" that they just don't want to see it, and want their perfect world to consist of "normal 'boys' and 'girls'?" Why?

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  5. What I find it funny about M2T and F2T, is how they claim being "transgender" isn't an illness at all. Trying to make you believe, they just want to play the "opposite" gender role. When in reality, transgenderism is just another body dysmorphic disorder. They see themselves as "males" or "females" and go through mutilation and life-shortening synthetic hormones to try to resemble the other sex. Just as anorexic people see themselves fat in the mirror. This is really sad.

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  6. Hi Dirt.

    Thanks for the links. However - all the info that was presented was anecdotal, and when I followed their inks, many were dead, and the video was private.

    I share many of your perspectives and questions about the construction and performance of gender. I have many questions about the alleged damage from binders. I see very similar statements about ribs breaking, and a whole range of symptoms attributed to the use of binders - but there is very little documentation, or first hand accounts. Very tight compression garments are worn by post surgical patients (esp. liposuction), burn victims and people suffering from lymphedema.The upper ribs are strong(attached at the spine and breastbone), and generally only break under blunt force trauma compression injuries (ie sports impact, car accident, assault). Wearers are making unsubstantiated statements about their ribs being compressed or deformed. How could a stretchable garment that is put on like a shirt do this ?Serious corset wearers ie tightlacers who wear non stretch corsets with steel boning many inches smaller than their natural waist 24/7 may see some compression of the lowest floating ribs after several YEARS of daily extreme corset wearing, for example.

    Where are the medical reports of what is actually happening to breast tissue ? Several years ago there was a dubious study that linked wearing tight and/or underwire bras to breast cancer - this was debunked:

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/one-more-time-no-wearing-a-bra-does-not-cause-breast-cancer/

    I would expect that binder wearers would have skin irritations, and changes to the breast tissue v.s. dramatic rib breakage.

    There is an undercurrent of intense body hatred in the women who take the steps to "transition". Little seems to be medically documented about the long term effects of the medications used in women to transition, and there seem to be many fewer medically approved/designed devices (ie most/all binders seem to be manufactured by small FTM based businesses) that are used in this process. Is this a result of widespread misogyny within medicine - like the way that new drugs are tested on male control subjects only to calibrate the dosages? Probably.

    I remember the misery of teenage jeans that were way too tight, and the mortification of control top pantyhose. I bet wearing a binder feels horrible, oppressive, and far more uncomfortable that your great grandma's foundation garments. Breasts are extremely sensitive and responsive to hormonal fluctuations. Why is wearing a binder considered a progressive act when it replicates something that was cast off in the 1960's (girdles)?

    Where is the science about binders ?



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  7. Science? Science rarely come into any aspect of diagnoses/treatment for transition. Any study involving "trans" has a specific portion of self reporting involved. Science isnt possible because it would uproot every notion and aspect of transgender/transition.

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  8. Well, yes, but the people prescribing the medications and performing the surgical procedures are doctors, educated with the scientific principles (of their time). Things get blurrier with psychiatrists and psychologists. Theory gets slippery and shifts around with regards to treatment approaches and outcomes.

    There is plenty of documentation with regards to the surgical techniques and outcomes of creating neo vaginas and phalloplasties. There are tons of before and after pics for every aspect of transition, particularly related to cosmetic surgery. I have searched many times but could only find one photo that claimed to show the negative effects of breast binding(cosmetic surgeon from Kentucky, tracing the pic with Google Image search back to earliest posted source). I have seen lots of pics of "top surgery" but none of the before pics or notes with the images identify negative medical issues that arose as a result of binding.

    Is the absence of this info another aspect of misogyny - or is the alleged damage some sort of (sub)cultural myth that cannot be substantiated ?



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  9. In response to Marm on March 19, 2015 at 3:44 PM:, the page the Facebook article draws from has been archived here:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20130803032710/http://theartoftransition.net/chest-binding-dangers-ftm-transition/

    The only references given are to other web pages, but may include some you haven't seen yet. The comments may be worth your reading.

    The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is a good place to look for deleted web pages; just enter the link into the box on this page:

    https://archive.org/

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  10. "There is plenty of documentation with regards to the surgical techniques and outcomes of creating neo vaginas and phalloplasties. "

    The thing about "transitioning" surgeries is that if it's wrong, or botched, it's mutilation. Nothing so radically alters healthy female reproductive systems and genitalia like FTM "transitioning".

    From online fundraiser to repair botched "top surgery". Fortunately, this woman was able to raise money online to repair what the first surgeon did. I wish her well, and I hope she is well and happy. The video and letter were later taken down

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/damien-leggett-surgery-fund–2

    “On Oct 31st, 2013 Damien Leggett 34, was given a bilateral mastectomy performed at Pan Am Clinic in Winnipeg. The drains were removed Nov 4th. Damien should have been on the road to recovery within two weeks but within a week of the surgery it was very clear something was not right.

    On Nov 10 he was admitted to St Boniface Hospital but transferred to Health Sciences Centre where he had an ultrasound and fluid was drained. This happened several times.

    Damien’s condition deteriorated at home to the point that I called an ambulance as he had a high fever. His teeth were chattering and he was barely lucid. Early in the morn of Nov 17th he was admitted to HSC after the paramedics took a temp at his home of 39.5. He was very ill.

    Damien was admitted with a postsurgical infection. By this time one of Damien’s nipples was necrotic and black but we were told it was “fine”.

    Nearly five week after surgery Dec 4 at 12:30 in the afternoon Damien went to HSC emergency with his nipple hanging off pouring fluid, with redness, painful swelling, and abscesses. He was generally unwell and profoundly depressed.

    After almost eight hours Damien asked a surgical resident what to do about the fact that the nipple his surgeon said was “fine” two weeks before was literally hanging off. The resident said not to worry – that people walk around with necrotic toes all the time. Damien said he was traumatized by the idea of his nipple falling off in his hand and the resident said that if it happened, he could just “throw it in the garbage.”

    Damien was hospitalized in December with another surgical infection and spent another six days in hospital. Prior to Christmas, his surgeon came to see him for a couple of minutes at which point he cut off Damien’s nipple with a pair of scissors.

    He was back in hospital again with abscesses and a fever on Christmas Day and stayed in until New Year’s Eve. It was not until February that he was able to return to school."


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  11. "I have searched many times but could only find one photo that claimed to show the negative effects of breast binding."

    So, there wasn't a photograph of costochondritis. Here is an article.

    Top 8 Chest Binding Dangers FTM Transition

    Are you thinking to yourself, “I know all about chest binding dangers, that’s why I’m using a specifically designed chest binder from FTM underworks…. I’m safe!”

    You’re wrong!

    Most people seem to know that binding with tapes and bandages can be dangerous, but few people realize that the same risks apply to chest binders.

    And the damages do occur: bruised ribs, deformed ribs, broken ribs, lung collapse,….

    Here’s the story from a guy who’d been wearing ONLY Underworks binders for 6 years:

    He developed costochondritis (rib inflammation)
    His ribs are deformed and compressed into his lungs
    Some of his muscles have shifted position….

    https://www.facebook.com/trans.health.australia/posts/326251944177012#sthash.dZvDPbQa.dpuf

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  12. Botched "top surgery"

    http://www.susans.org/forums/index.php?topic=54691.0

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440086/Belgian-transsexual-Nathan-Verhelst-44-elects-die-euthanasia-botched-sex-change-operation.html

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  13. Botched "top surgery"

    http://www.susans.org/forums/index.php?topic=54691.0

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440086/Belgian-transsexual-Nathan-Verhelst-44-elects-die-euthanasia-botched-sex-change-operation.html

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  14. I would like to follow up on the GnRH agonists. Children lack the maturity to make informed consent.

    Deliberate delaying a normal part of human development, adolescence, because of what basically amounts to a questionable psychiatric diagnosis in healthy children assumes all the following:

    (a.) The diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” is correct to being with, and there isn’t something else going on in the child’s life.

    (b.) The child is completely free from any parental, peer, or cultural influences. How much is “gender dysphoria” in a 12 year old child, and how do we separate this from everything the parents read on transgender websites and blogs? How much is actual “gender dysphoria” or GID and how much is parental discomfort at having a child that doesn’t fit neatly into sex based gender roles?

    (c.) Children have the mental capacity to decide or choose for themselves.

    It’s a scientific fact that the pre-frontal cortex of the human brain which is sometimes called the judgment center of the brain isn’t fully developed until the early to mid-twenties.

    The prefrontal cortex, the part of the frontal lobes lying just behind the forehead, is often referred to as the “CEO of the brain.” This brain region is responsible for cognitive analysis and abstract thought, and the moderation of “correct” behavior in social situations. The prefrontal cortex takes in information from all of the senses and orchestrates thoughts and actions to achieve specific goals. This brain region gives an individual the capacity to exercise “good judgment” when presented with difficult life situations.

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  15. Anonymous on March 20, 2015 at 3:25 PM:

    Why are you calling this woman, whose health was damaged by breast-binding, "he"?

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  16. "Why are you calling this woman, whose health was damaged by breast-binding, "he"? "

    I'm not doing it, and I know the person with costochondritis (rib inflammation) is female. Females have breasts. Hence, female or woman. I was just referencing an article.

    Here’s the story from a guy who’d been wearing ONLY Underworks binders for 6 years: He developed costochondritis (rib inflammation) His ribs are deformed and compressed into his lungs Some of his muscles have shifted position….https://www.facebook.com/trans.health.australia/posts/326251944177012#sthash.dZvDPbQa.dpuf

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  17. "I'm not doing it, and I know the person with costochondritis (rib inflammation) is female. Females have breasts. Hence, female or woman. I was just referencing an article."

    OK -- sorry, and thanks for replying. But, if you don't use opening/closing quotation marks, or otherwise clearly indicate that you're quoting someone else, it's hard to tell who the speaker is.

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  18. And where is the outrage of the millions of other elective cosmetic procedures that people undergo? Face lifts, implant, nose jobs, liposuction, injections. Tattoos, piercings....slicing, dicing, all sorts of weird simply because that is what someone wants to do to their body. Or are we just singling out FTMs?

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  19. There are other websites who care about cosmetic surgeries.
    I'm sure Dirt doesn't think these surgeries are okay. Cosmetic surgery is mainly done on females. Some ppl get really rich in this woman hating business. Don't get me started.

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  20. "And where is the outrage of the millions of other elective cosmetic procedures that people undergo? Face lifts, implant, nose jobs, liposuction, injections. Tattoos, piercings....slicing, dicing, all sorts of weird simply because that is what someone wants to do to their body. Or are we just singling out FTMs? "

    The majority of plastic surgery patients are female, and the majority of plastic surgeons are male. What does this say about our culture? No one is saying that all cosmetic surgery is bad, or intrinsically evil.. We are simply trying to understand the cultural forces behind it. What are the cultural factors that push women to undergo expensive plastic surgery? I posed the following question on this blog a couple of years ago. If there are social factors that lead women into plastic surgery, doesn't it also make sense to assume that there are also cultural factors that influence a female's decision to "transition"?

    Women had more than 9.6 million cosmetic procedures, 90% of the total. The number of cosmetic procedures
    for women increased over 429% from
    1997.

    http://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/2014-Stats.pdf

    The field of medicine is no different than anything else. It doesn't exist in a complete cultural vacuum.

    There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that the increase in FTM "transitioning" is also caused by cultural factors. We see it all around us, but we refuse to admit it.

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