The catastrophically bad New York Times op-ed on transgender research, debunked – Vox

The catastrophically bad New York Times op-ed on transgender research, debunked – Vox:

“What happens when the New York Times gets a professor of clinical psychiatry to look at the research on transgenderism and gender identity? Well, apparently the professor gets every study he looked at wrong.

The op-ed by Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, was supposed to be a scientific dive into the empirical research on gender identity. So it’s alarming that the article got all the research it cited wrong — at times misunderstanding basic definitions surrounding trans issues, and sometimes flatly misinterpreting the studies it cited. But what’s even worse is how Friedman uses his misinterpretations to justify very harmful practices for trans kids.”

(Via. Vox)

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One thought on “The catastrophically bad New York Times op-ed on transgender research, debunked – Vox

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    The billing clerk at my clinic is quite personable and a good conversationalist.

    We were commenting this afternoon how it was the medical and psychological community that has had to change these past many years since the time I began my transition (1974). Back then, psychiatrists and physicians labelled me mentally deranged on their assessment that it was self-mutilation on my body – inter-sexed as it was – that I wanted to change from faux male to female. Fortuneately, my birth doctors did not perform perfectly-accepted mutilation on me in 1956.

    It was that ‘god’ attitude – the doctor is always correct. Hah!

    Nowadays, trans are far better acknowledged – and are accepted in mainstream as quite normal as variously as that may be defined. We certainly are no longer considered subject to the 72-hours involuntary committal at the nearest psych ward for wanting gender correction surgery.

    Still, many in the medical community and their affiliates refuse to get it.
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