Homosexuality used to be considered a mental illness too...
by kishner Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.

Gender Ideology Harms Children | American College of Pediatricians

I do believe that if a trans person wants to take hormones or undergo surgery, they should wait until they are an adult. Some changes are irreversible, and identity in general shifts often during adolescence. But I find the College's stance to be transphobic.

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