The Pros And Cons Of Gender Dysphoria

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What is Gender Dysphoria? A clinical definition may be, “The condition of feeling one 's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one 's biological sex.” There is a growing amount of scientific research that suggests gender identity develops at a very early age. So, what are the ethical considerations of gender-reassignment treatments for minors suffering from gender dysphoria? Children can be diagnosed with GD as early as age five. Following, most girls start puberty when they are between the ages of eight and thirteen years old. Then, most boys start puberty when they are between the ages of ten and fifteen years old. First, what exactly is the process of transitioning for a minor? One of the more recent medical developments is the use of puberty blockers to treat children who are transgender. The medications, suppress the body’s production of estrogen or…show more content…
“The Myth of Trans Regrets”, covers topics discussed in this piece such as, attitudes of the patients after transforming through, hormone therapy, chest surgery, genital surgery and overall. Colin Close and GATE conducted the study, “Report of the 2011 Transition Survey”, used for the results in the image. (See figure 1) Overviewing our information, there is evidence of ethical wrongs and rights when considering sexual reassignment treatments for minors. Also, there are multiple options to choose from when transitioning and risks and gains that come with each. As we read from Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Beaver, the natural effects of puberty are irreversible while the effects of puberty blockers and hormones are reversible. Then from Dr. McHugh, gender dysphoria belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body and should be treated in other ways than blockers, hormones, or
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