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Princeton Professor: Transgender Is Superstitious Belief

| by Michael Allen
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Princeton Professor Robert P. George slammed transgenderism and the Obama administration's recent directive to public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.

According to Breitbart, George tweeted on May 15:

"There are few superstitious beliefs as absurd as the idea that a woman can be trapped in a man’s body & vv. But in the Age of Feeling..."

"With Obama’s bathroom edict, the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of children is in graver peril than ever. Vouchers!"

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Breitbart reports that George’s comments echo the American College of Pediatricians, which says on its website:

A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such.

These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).5 The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.

CNN reported in 2012 that the American Psychiatric Association announced that it was removing "gender identity disorder" from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and replacing it with "gender dysphoria."

Jack Drescher, a member of the American Psychiatric Association group, said at the time that the change was done to reduce the societal stigma on transgender people.

Gender dysphoria is in the manual so that transgender people can access treatment such as hormones and counseling.

While the American College of Pediatricians embraces gender dysphoria for its own definition, the group opposes hormone treatment for young people: "Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty-blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child."

On their "About Us" web page, the American College of Pediatricians supports "sexual abstinence until marriage," "two-parent, father-mother family unit" (not same-sex couples), and "human life from the time of conception to natural death" (no abortion).

Sources: Breitbart, CNNAmerican College of Pediatricians / Photo credit: Robert P. George/Twitter

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