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SCSQUARED halfJeffrey Herman, San Clemente

There is a mental disease called dysmorphic disorder in which a patient believes that an arm, leg, eye, or other body part is foreign to them and strongly desires to have that portion of their body removed. Rather than attempting to treat this disorder, some surgeons will actually abide by the patient’s wishes and remove that body part.

Up until recently, feelings of transsexuality was an indication of having dysmorphic disorder, but today a certain political movement has convinced the public (and news media) that it’s perfectly normal for someone to pretend that they are of a different gender. Rather than treating the disease, we are instead giving that person special rights and privileges (e.g., boys being allowed to use girls showers and bathrooms). It’s not normal—it’s a mental disorder and should be treated as such.

Our gender is determined by the chromosomes we’re born with: XX = female, XY = male. It’s the patient’s choice to accept that or not, but their choice should not burden society.

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  • WOW~ I can not believe that I am the first person to comment on this ignorant letter . The opinion of the writer is not based at all on scientific fact or truth. Why Jeffrey Herman, did you feel the need to put pen to paper, or fingers to a keyboard to write this letter? How are the rights of others a burden to you? Perhaps you have a child who is transgender. I truly hope that they have support beyond yourself. The number of LGBT kids that kill themselves every year due to statements like this is staggering.

    Watch the Danish Girl. I will be happy to buy you a ticket.

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