Ontario’s health insurance plan will pay for “sex-change” operations for the first time in a decade, Health Minister George Smitherman confirmed yesterday
Smitherman (who admits to having sex with HIV positive men — so of course he was the perfect choice to be MINISTER OF FRICKIN’ HEALTH) clearly doesn’t subscribe to First Things. That’s where you’ll read about the shrink in chief at Johns Hopkins, coming out and saying that sex change operations are a load of crap.
I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex-reassignment. The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolonged distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes. Their parents usually lived with guilt over their decisions — second-guessing themselves and somewhat ashamed of the fabrication, both surgical and social, they had imposed on their sons. As for the adults who came to us claiming to have discovered their “true” sexual identity and to have heard about sex-change operations, we psychiatrists have been distracted from studying the causes and natures of their mental misdirections by preparing them for surgery and for a life in the other sex. We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it.
If you want to amputate a healthy body part, you are insane. Period. Please be insane on your own dime.