For today’s article, I decided to write about gender dysphoria or, at least, make it simple to understand what is the real root of this pathology. It seems to me, as human beings, we tend to complicate what is simple to understand by engaging in non-stop arguments that add nothing to the real issue.

To start, let’s take a close look at the definition of transsexuality, Gender dysphoria: “Formerly known as gender identity disorder in the fourth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM is defined by strong, persistent feelings of identification with another gender and discomfort with one’s own assigned gender and sex; in order to qualify for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, these feelings must cause significant distress or impairment.”

Now, you may ask, why I crossed out the word transsexuality?

What means the word trans? A prefix with origin from latin, with the meanings of “across”, “beyond”, through, in combination with elements of any origin.

Now, let’s look with attention the word transsexuality, does it mean something beyond sexual or something that transcends sexuality? Because if we add trans with sexuality, it is what it means. So if you are following my reasoning, we are talking about UFO.

There aren’t transexual or transgender people, either non-binary or whatever you want to call. You have women and men, yes WOMEN and MEN, that because of hormonal mutation during pregnancy, their brain morphology is one gender but their genitalia, will be another one.
Later, with the age of 2 – 4, they will start to experience discomfort and reject their bodies.

The image explains that Transgender women have the same brain structures as cisgender women. Two sexually dimorphic (differing between men and women) areas of the brain are often compared between men and women. The bed nucleus of the stria terminals (BSTc) and sexually dimorphic nucleus of transgender women are similar to those of cisgender women, suggesting that the general brain structure of these women is in keeping with their gender identity.

Recently, in Portugal, we are facing a new drama when the government decided to implement at schools a bathroom for kids and teenagers with gender dysphoria. As you must believe, many are the voices that disagree with the measure, and I don’t agree too. I don’t agree with it because of what we are doing is a perpetuation of this problem. We are not telling people the truth about gender dysphoria or even educating our society. We create with these measures more discomfort, as we feed more discrimination, and allow people to die.

Today I saw one article about Chloe Anderson, a volleyball player, on the Olympic Channel Facebook page, and there were so much anger and discrimination in the commentaries. As a future mother, if someone would call my son or daughter a freak or transexual, I would cut their heads. There is no reason for this disrespect, actually, with all the information we have, we should be more aware, and help.

We have the moral duty to help and protect these people, as a society, as parents or future parents the duty to create a safe environment, where our children and future adults can grow up, have a healthy life emotionally and psychically.

As professional educator I’m against discrimination and all these new definitions that LGBT’S and organs use to categorize people. It’s ridiculous.

We are killing people everyday!

Henry James said: “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Mark Daniels explains how to identify and understand gender dysphoria (formerly called gender disorder) in children and teens.

With love,

Alexandra

Links that you might like:

https://www.the-scientist.com/features/sex-differences-in-the-brain-34758

https://www.the-scientist.com/features/are-the-brains-of-transgender-people-different-from-those-of-cisgender-people-30027

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  1. It is a mental disorder. No amount of politicizing the subject will remove the aspect of the grand delusion present. It has to be taken seriously as a disorder if identity and ultimately personality if it is allowed to progress that far. It must be treated as such, for it is a natural phenomenon to question one’s identity as a catalyst for deep psychological growth.

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    1. Hello Dr. Thomas,

      Thanks for your comment.

      In Portugal, our government is applying now in schools the gender identity law. The child with gender dysphoria will have appropriate bathrooms to use, and for me, we are going to far and perpetuating more discrimination.

      Why?

      What should be discussed is the health care system and useful methods to diagnose gender dysphoria.

      We are men and women, for that reason, why create another bathroom for people, when they know who they are? I don’t understand, and I don’t understand all this political stuff when the subject is a health disease.

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  2. There is big business and even bigger political aims in a systematic response to de-legitimize scientific scrutiny and a traditional moral compass. It is progress, but to what end? It is called a dysphoria first for a reason. It is considered a mental illness by medical standards.

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