Gender dysphoria is a serious condition in which a child's subjectively felt identity and gender are not congruent with her or his biological sex, causing clinically significant distress or impairment in social functioning or other important areas of functioning. Over the past 10 years, the Family Court of Australia has received an increasing number of applications seeking authorisation for the commencement of hormone therapy to treat children diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Treatment of children with gender dysphoria is given in two stages.
The world is getting smaller and smaller. Globetrotters encounter the same companies, the same hotel chains, and the same fast food nearly everywhere they go. Taking any sociopolitical topic at random, it is impossible to make a non-controversial statement about it.
Sex and gender. Lawrence S. Mayer, an epidemiologist specialising in Psychiatry, and Dr.
So I scanned some journals and found a few that may be helpful, including this one in English from the Jesuit journal, Theological Studieswhich articulates some problems with reassignment surgery. See what you think. There is no explicit authoritative Catholic teaching on gender reassignment surgery GRS.
Abstract The author highlights the importance of emotions in all ethical reflections. He describes the most common positions of ethicists employing duties and rights as the basis for ethical thought. The author, goes to Freudian theory as viewed by the utilitarians, stating that the 'quest for pleasure' is not necessarily egocentric, especially for adults.
There is tremendous pressure being placed on doctors and other medical professionals to eschew their own moral consciences in the provision of medical services — as distinguished from treatments. Now, in the UK, doctors who refuse to perform gender reassignment surgeries and prescribe contraception for unmarried women may be forced out of medicine altogether. From the Telegraph story:.
View Results. Quite a progressive move, this. And nicely in keeping with the long history of liberal democracy, wherein social and political identities have been increasingly decoupled from anatomy.
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In August, the day after he was sentenced for leaking government files, Pfc. Bradley Manning offered America a wholly different kind of revelation: He wants to become a woman named Chelsea. Today, sex-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, which can make a man appear to be a woman and vice versa, are gaining a national spotlight and public — and political — acceptance.
How many doctors should have to sign off before a transgender person is allowed to get sex reassignment surgery? A newly published paper calls into question the ethics of the current protocol, which requires that transgender people obtain two separate referrals from mental health professionals. Sex reassignment surgery poses a challenging ethical question in that it requires the removal of healthy tissue, is generally irreversible, and can impact fertility.