Trump BANS Transgender Surgeries In New Regulation OVERTURNING Obama-era Sex Surgery Law



By John Paluska, Founder of The Daily Fodder

After years of deliberation and discussion, President Trump's Department of Health has officially completed the ban on transgenderism in his administration. The rule, which has officially gone into effect, states that "the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology" is now the official rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. Thereby banning any idea of intersex or dual-sexual identities.

My High Plains has more on the rule change:
The Department of Health and Human Services said it will enforce sex discrimination protections “according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology.” This rewrites an Obama-era regulation that sought a broader understanding shaped by a person’s internal sense of being male, female, neither or a combination.

LGBTQ groups say explicit protections are needed for people seeking sex-reassignment treatment, and even for transgender people who need care for common illnesses such as diabetes or heart problems.

But conservatives say the Obama administration exceeded its legal authority in broadly interpreting gender.

Behind the dispute over legal rights is a medically recognized condition called “gender dysphoria” — discomfort or distress caused by a discrepancy between the gender that a person identifies as and the gender at birth. Consequences can include severe depression. Treatment can range from sex-reassignment surgery and hormones to people changing their outward appearance by adopting a different hairstyle or clothing.
 The idea of gender dysphoria has existed for decades in the psychological community but has gone under a history of revisions based on little more than opinion concerning the various studies on gender and biological sex in relation to mental health.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the most recent American Psychological Association (APA) manual changed "Gender Identity Disorder" to "Gender Incongruence" in 2013. The change in title was due to a change in what "disorder" means. 

In an article explaining the change, the APA states:
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has embarked on a major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM). The most extensive revision in almost 20 years, DSM-5 has a projected publication date of 2013 [1]. As part of this process, APA has convened 13 work groups to propose revisions to the current diagnostic criteria. The Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders (WGSGID) has announced the proposed revisions to the DSM-IV-TR diagnoses of gender identity disorder and paraphilias [2]. These changes reflect an extensive review of the current research, expert consensus from clinicians working in the field, and input from the community.
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Should These Still be Considered Disorders?

Currently, the DSM-IV-TR defines a mental disorder as “a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significant increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom” [15]. The challenge presented with gender identity and sexual behaviors is that we lack a clear definition of “normal,” from either a biological or psychological standpoint. This generates a moving target for pathology, which is therefore in need of ongoing review and discussion.
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[A]rguments are being made for removing GID, namely that continued labeling of expressions of gender as pathological is discriminatory and perpetuates stigma, causing harm to transgender individuals [17]. There is growing evidence that the increased incidence of psychiatric problems in transsexual individuals is related to stigma and that many individuals have nonclinical levels of distress or impairment [18]. There is also concern over the lack of data to support the attribution of an “inherent distress” to gender incongruence [19]. A recent survey of organizations concerned with the welfare of transgender people found that a majority, 55.8 percent, believed that the diagnosis should be removed but that, if it were to be retained, the name and language should be revised to minimize stigma by better reflecting the experience of transgender people. [20].
Trump supporters and scientists critical of the rule change argue that biology has systematically proven there are only two possible genders, citing a host of studies in the field of biology. 


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  1. I know someone who was born with both male and female parts.
    Trump is an idiot.

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