Forums Gender Society Public Forums USA Forum
  • Topic: Will this federal ruling affect HMO coverage??

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • August 10, 2013 7:02 AM BST
      • Post(s)
      • Thank(s)
      • Thanked
      • cR(s)
        2 0


      Thanks to recent emperical research - including surveys on this site, the American Psychology Association, and the American Psychiatry Association have both now stated in their standards of care that it is UNETHICAL for a therapist to try and convince a transsexual to try and accept or remain in their birth gender.


      The suicide rates among transgenders and transsexuals is astronomically high, and the success rates in terms of people being successful, happy, productive members of society are also remarkably good.  If you had a child and that child had a disease that had a 75% chance of killing him, and you knew you could cure the condition with some medications and surgery that was 98% effective, would you refuse to give the treatment?


      Prison is an unusual situation.  The Supreme Court has ruled that refusing or witholding medical assistance or treating people in a manner inconsistent with accepted medical practice, constitutes Cruel and Unusual punishment.  In the case of transsexuals in prison, this especially applies since MtF transsexuals are more likely to be violently attacked, raped, and even killed in a male prison.  Add to that, the high suicide rates, and refusing treatment (SRS & Hormones) is pretty much a death sentence.


    Icon Legend and Forum Rights

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is opened
    HTML  is opened
    You don't have permission to post or reply a topic
    You don't have permission to edit posts
    You don't have permission to delete posts
    You don't have permission to approve new posts
    You don't have permission to make a thread sticky
    You don't have permission to close a thread
    You don't have permission to move a thread

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel