Skip to comments.Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
Posted on 10/23/2018 1:28:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
By Denise Grady
Oct. 22, 2018
Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a persons genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless.
Researchers who have studied gender issues and provided health care to people who do not fit the typical M/F pigeonholes said that the Trump administrations latest plan to define gender goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge.
The idea that a persons sex is determined by their anatomy at birth is not true, and weve known that its not true for decades, said Dr. Joshua D. Safer, an endocrinologist and executive director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. He is also president of the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health.
But exactly what does determine gender identity a persons powerful, core knowledge of who they are is not so clear.
We know that there is a significant, durable biological underpinning to gender identity, Dr. Safer said. What we dont know are all of the biological factors at play that explain gender identity. As far as we in the mainstream biological-medical community understand it in 2018, it is hard-wired, it is biological, it is not entirely hormonal, and we do not have identified genes, so we cannot specifically say it is genetic.
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Well, since an “expert” says it, it must be true. /sarc
You mean having a bajingo doesn’t make you a woman and having a wiener doesn’t make you a man? Who’s have thunk it?
In other news....up is down.
I see what you did there.
“Gender” is a bogus term. A person has a sex, male or female. (With the caveat that there is a very rare condition where some people are born with some of the genitals of both sexes.)
Silly me. More of that socially determined gender crap.
Then again, liberals flout biology and common sense.
To make our society as deranged as them.
Yeah - thats total BS.
Yes Virginia, hermaphrodites exist but that doesnt change the fact that 99% of the population has either ovaries that produce eggs or prostates that produce sperm and the proper organs for each.
You can claim that a man with silicone implants is a woman and give people ink jetd certificates that claim theyre an authority that means that but it wont change the reality that its still a man in sheeps clothing
This experts letters do not determine words.
“Experts” who make their livings pandering to mentally ill people are not trustworthy sources of insight into potential errors in human understanding going back thousands of years.
What about the guy who is convinced he is Napoleon?
Do we have to respect his choice?
LOL, oh ok, there are “official experts” in this area.
Talk about yer fake news...
‘long ago’ ? and how long ago would that be? 8 years? 10 years? Male and Female have been around for millions of years.
If anatomy has nothing to do with gender then why is gender reassignment surgery done on the anatomy? Shouldn’t gender reassignment surgery be brain surgery then?
I think my urine is lemonade. Therefore, it is.
Is this satire? Didnt see a satire tag but it almost has to be. This level of stupidity cant be real.
Funny how you cant pigeon hole a persons sex, but they sure can determine youre a bigot, homophobe, nazi, rapist....
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