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Paul McHugh on the Impossibility of Changing Sex

"Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution" at The Wall Street Journal (June 12, 2014).

At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. “Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.