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Transgender Nonsense is Alive and Well

The British Medical Journal needs a new copywriter as well as a new editorial policy. In the edition of 20 November 2023 there’s a headline, ‘CBT can help with range of menopausal symptoms says NICE’. (CBT means cognitive behavioural therapy and NICE is the awkward acronym of the smugly named National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.) Unnecessary [...]

2024-04-04T00:58:34+00:002 April 2024|Categories: Transgender|Tags: , , |

Transgender is a Delusion

Puberty can be a stressful, even turbulent, time with its physical and emotional changes. And these days, especially because of the influence of social media, it may happen that young people project their difficulties onto the idea that they are, or may be, ‘trans’. Such a belief, sense, or feeling – better to call it delusion – may [...]

2024-02-14T01:20:54+00:006 December 2023|Categories: Transgender|Tags: , , , |

Trans Instructions for Doctors

In March 2023 the UK doctors’ regulatory body, the General Medical Council (GMC), put out on its website information about adult ‘Trans healthcare’ with a sub-heading, ‘Every patient has the right to high-quality and inclusive healthcare.’ Patients do not, I think, want low-quality, non-inclusive healthcare, so this hardly needs saying. Patronising Under another sub-heading, ‘How to make your [...]

Transgenderism and Prolixity

These days there seems to be a proliferation of organisations involved in the curious business of transgenderism. One I came across recently is called Genspect. Since it’s based in Ireland it’s not surprising that the people who devised the content of their website appear to have kissed the Blarney Stone. This is what they say about themselves (paraphrased), [...]

2024-01-14T09:51:46+00:0010 May 2023|Categories: Transgender|Tags: , |

More Transgender Medical Muddle

The right path? Let’s start by looking at an organisation pompously calling itself World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). In 2022 they produced their ‘Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, version 8.’ This is an impressive document running to 260 pages that lists 118 contributors and has sixty-eight pages of references. [...]

2024-01-18T06:28:25+00:0030 March 2023|Categories: Transgender|Tags: , , , |

Medical Confusion over Transgenderism

Let’s look at what the British Medical Association (BMA) has to say about trans and non-binary patients in a document they put out in March 2022 called ‘Inclusive Care of Trans and Non-Binary Patients’. Stating the obvious They start by stating the obvious: ‘It is important that all groups within the patient population have access to appropriate, timely, [...]

2023-08-17T00:33:10+00:0019 March 2023|Categories: Transgender|Tags: , , |
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