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2019-10-10 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Oh boy....

Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original sex, a woman who is setting up a charity has told Sky News.

Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years before detransitioning.

The number of young people seeking gender transition is at an all-time high but we hear very little, if anything, about those who may come to regret their decision.

You can't "return" to your original sex because you never changed it.

You changed your appearance.  Unfortunately when you did that you also permanently altered your external genital characteristics (by cutting things off and sewing things on) and you also removed your gonads which produce sex hormones.

There is no reversing that.

What's worse is that hormone replacement is dangerous and not fully effective.  It's dangerous because no person taking some drug can possibly titrate sex hormone production the way your body used to before you tampered with it.  These hormones are particularly powerful and without proper titration extremely dangerous, tending to do very bad things -- like cause cancer.  Exactly how and why they do is not well-understood, but that they do is extremely well understood.

The premise that you are "trapped in the wrong sex body" is nonsense.  There is no such thing as a "wrong sex" body.  There is such a thing as being unhappy with the sex you were born as, but there's nothing you can do about that other than to change your level of happiness, if you're able to find a way to do so.

Again: You cannot change your sex.  You can change your appearance, but not your sex; it was immutable at the first cellular combination of sperm and egg.

We desperately need to stop lying to people.  Specifically, there may or may not be solutions to someone's unhappiness with their sex but it is an absolute fact that you can't change it.  There is no such thing as "gender"; that's a load of bollocks concocted by people who are hell-bent on exploiting those who are less-than-pleased with their draw in the genetic lottery.

There is no such thing as "transitioning" your sex.

There is such a thing as changing how you appear (just as you can get a boob job) and you can sometimes convince a medical practitioner to remove a perfectly functional organ or tissue you no longer want (e.g. testes, penis, ovaries, breasts, etc.)  But doing so that does not change your sex.

In addition, and most-seriously, the drugs that are used to block puberty and interfere with the normal progression in young people have serious risks, including death.  They are not safe.  Thousands of adults prescribed these drugs for their original purposes (they are not FDA approved for suppressing puberty or "transitioning") have died or suffered extremely serious side effects.  Lupron, one of these drugs, was originally developed for Prostate Cancer, where the condition is (obviously) worse then the potential risks.  This is not true when that drug is used off-label; there is no underlying physical risk and some of the side effects include permanent cardiovascular damage, severe bone density issues, insulin control problems (e.g. diabetes) and more.

It's true that it is indeed time for a conversation on these issues.

That conversation should begin with indictments.

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