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Report: Transgenderism Not Supported By Science

Democrats hilariously claim that they belong to the Party of Science, much unlike their dimwitted, Bible-thumping foes from across the aisle. To maintain such a facade, mainstream leftist outlets and high-profile politicians lie through their teeth proclaiming absurdities as truth, the most befuddling of which is: men can be women and women can be men.

But according to a new report published on Monday in The New Atlantis study—and utter common sense—transgenderism has zero grounding in science. Former Chief of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Paul R. McHugh and Arizona State University professor of statistics and biostatistics Lawrence S. Mayer co-authored the report, which found that “gender identity” is not removed from biological sex. In other words, a man cannot be born in a woman’s body, or vise-versa.

“Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence,” prefaced the report.

“The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex — that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ — is not supported by scientific evidence,” stated the researchers.

The researchers took particular issue with the transgender push on our youth, concluding that most children grow out of any gender confusion. McHugh and Mayer refuted the alleged benefits of delayed puberty therapies, hormone treatments or surgical modifications for children and cautioned against encouraging our youth to “become transgender.”

“Children are a special case when addressing transgender issues. Only a minority of children who experience cross-gender identification will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood,” said the report.

“There is little scientific evidence for the therapeutic value of interventions that delay puberty or modify the secondary sex characteristics of adolescents, although some children may have improved psychological well-being if they are encouraged and supported in their cross-gender identification,” continued the researchers. “There is no evidence that all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender.”

The report added: “An area of particular concern involves medical interventions for gender-nonconforming youth. They are increasingly receiving therapies that affirm their felt genders, and even hormone treatments or surgical modifications at young ages.”

As the report goes on to state, many children are victimized by the transgender movement, often regretting their advised decision to “become transgender,” left with irreversible damage and lifelong physical and emotional scars: “[T]he majority of children who identify as a gender that does not conform to their biological sex will no longer do so by the time they reach adulthood. We are disturbed and alarmed by the severity and irreversibility of some interventions being publicly discussed and employed for children.”

Earlier this week, PJ Media highlighted the stories of actual victims of the “transgender cult,” children who grew up to feel damaged after adhering to the leftist transgender ideology.

McHugh made headlines in June when he declared that those who enable the mental illness of transgenderism are “collaborating with madness.” He also vehemently warned against sex-reassignment surgery in particular.

“One might expect that those who claim that sexual identity has no biological or physical basis would bring forth more evidence to persuade others,” stated McHugh. “But as I’ve learned, there is a deep prejudice in favor of the idea that nature is totally malleable.”

As noted by The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson, Mayer “dedicated his work on the report ‘to the LGBT community, which bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared the population as a whole. We must find ways to relieve their suffering.'”

H/T Peter Hasson at The Daily Caller