The media, government agencies and even religious groups are attempting to normalize the “transgender” phenomenon. Last month, “a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board ruled that Medicare can pay for the ‘reassignment’ surgery sought by the transgendered” (Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2014). In a recent article, Dr. McHugh, a former psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Medical Center discussed current research on the psychological pitfalls of “sex reassignment” surgery—something Johns Hopkins stopped performing 30 years ago due to its associated problems (ibid.). Dr. McHugh wrote “The transgendered suffer a disorder of ‘assumption’ like those in other disorders familiar to psychiatrists”—such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa (ibid.). He also stated, “Psychiatrists obviously must challenge the solipsistic concept that what is in the mind cannot be questioned. Disorders of consciousness, after all, represent psychiatry’s domain; declaring them off-limits would eliminate the field” (ibid.).
A recent long-term Swedish study revealed that “beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable non-transgender population” (ibid.). Sadly, many human beings refuse to recognize that GOD made us male and female—it is not a personal choice (Genesis 1:27)! People look for a “quick fix” for their problems, instead of learning to be content with the way they were born (Philippians 4:11). Surgical mutilation of sex organs will not bring freedom from mental or emotional problems!
For more about the human need to escape reality, read our article “Why Do We Get High?”