Why treat something that's supposedly 'normal'? Good question …

Friday, June 21, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

WHO on gender dysphoria 350x350As expected, the World Health Organization has declassified gender identity disorder as a mental disorder – reporting that from now on it will be called "gender incongruence."

In its first update to the International Classification of Diseases in nearly three decades, the United Nations health agency argues that those who claim to be a gender other than their biological sex should be guaranteed medical treatments and surgeries to make them sterile. Their reasoning? "To reduce the stigma" that may accompany claiming to be what they're not – and to promote "better social acceptance of individuals living with gender incongruence."

Dr. Quentin Van Meter of Atlanta, a pediatrician for more than 40 years, says the U.N. health agency is contradicting itself.

"Their intent was so that governments around world will allow treatment for this. Well, if it's a normal state of health – I mean, it's kind of backwards – why would you want to treat something that's normal?" asks the pediatric endocrinologist.

Breitbart.com quotes Dr. Lale Say with WHO, who explained the move:

"It was taken out from mental health disorders because we had better understanding that this wasn't actually a mental health condition. Leaving it there was causing stigma, so in order to reduce the stigma, while also ensuring access to necessary health interventions this was placed to a different chapter, the sexual health chapter, in the new ICD.

"The decision was not only based on the advocacy or feedback from the concerned communities. All available evidence was reviewed and discussed by an external advisory group and together with the scientific basis of this condition and the feedback from the professional community and concerned communities formed the basis of this decision."

Dr. Van Meter argues that the WHO's decision will allow government intervention in schools by mandating that "schools teach that gender is just a spectrum [and that] the biological basis for sex really is essentially unimportant and has no meaning whatsoever."

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a serious warning about the high prevalence and risk of HIV among transgender individuals. An estimated three percent of transgender men have HIV.

WHO announced the change at their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of May.

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