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I’m very much of the mind that I want to mind my own business and be left alone.

I might be interested in the human behavior aspects, but I only really feel the need to get involved if it effects me, or harms others.

So gender affirming care is tricky. Do I let them at it and just mind my own business? Or do they need to be protected from themselves bc they’re sick? I don’t know. Especially since the APA changed it’s mind about people absolutely obsessing over gender and mutilating themselves being a disorder in the DSM-5.

But the arguments from the transgender community themselves seem to be giving me most of my reasons to vote against it.

Are transwomen women? Yes. Apparently, there’s no difference between men and women.

Is it fair for transwomen to play against biological women in sports? Yes. Apparently, puberty blockers make absolutely no difference as long as the transwoman has been taking hormones for a few months prior to playing.

Do minors need gender affirming care, like puberty blockers and surgery? Yes. Bc men and women are so different, and puberty blockers will make all the difference in the world so they can appear more biological women like when they’re older.

So which is it? The same people argue the same contradictions. The claims change based on when it suits them.

So which are we supposed to believe? It can’t be all three at the same time.

These same people are trying to cancel biology being taught in schools… How can that be of sound mind?

I’m very much of the mind that I want to mind my own business and be left alone. I might be interested in the human behavior aspects, but I only really feel the need to get involved if it effects me, or harms others. So gender affirming care is tricky. Do I let them at it and just mind my own business? Or do they need to be protected from themselves bc they’re sick? I don’t know. Especially since the APA changed it’s mind about people absolutely obsessing over gender and mutilating themselves being a disorder in the DSM-5. But the arguments from the transgender community themselves seem to be giving me most of my reasons to vote against it. Are transwomen women? Yes. Apparently, there’s no difference between men and women. Is it fair for transwomen to play against biological women in sports? Yes. Apparently, puberty blockers make absolutely no difference as long as the transwoman has been taking hormones for a few months prior to playing. Do minors need gender affirming care, like puberty blockers and surgery? Yes. Bc men and women are so different, and puberty blockers will make all the difference in the world so they can appear more biological women like when they’re older. So which is it? The same people argue the same contradictions. The claims change based on when it suits them. So which are we supposed to believe? It can’t be all three at the same time. These same people are trying to cancel biology being taught in schools… How can that be of sound mind?

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Gender affirming care is bad medical care full stop. No one should be affirming a belief of a client. It is true or not true. Imagine having race affirming care or species affirming care or age affirming care. It makes no sense.

Good medical care, including psychological care, means that the client needs to understand the facts and realities of the situation. (Or their caregiver does when the client is incompetent).

[–] DurableBook 8 points Edited

Also, evidence-based medicine requires that a treatment be demonstrated to, you know, work.

You first must define what exactly you are treating. You must explain at least some plausible mechanism by which the treatment will address the problem in question. You must lay out the criteria by which it will be possible to measure efficacy of the treatment. And you must then use those criteria to establish that your treatment produces the effects that you said it would.

"Gender affirming care" ticks literally not a single one of these boxes.

They can't even define what they are treating, let alone how cosmetic body modification is supposed to actually treat...what??!?! A boy-soul being born in a girl-body by mistake? That's Cartesian mind-body dualism, not a medical condition.

All they have is that some people really, really hate their bodies and therefore we should affirm their self-hatred and help them get cosmetic surgery until they're satisfied. And they have studies showing that if people who spend years fixating on getting plastic surgery are given plastic surgery, they tend to report being happy about the plastic surgery for like as long as 1-2 years after the surgery! Most of them even go on to get MORE plastic surgery! Checkmate, feminists!