March 5, 2018 – Sex Change: Physically Impossible, Psychosocially Unhelpful, and Philosophically Misguided

Modern medicine can’t reassign sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. Here is the evidence.

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Our brains and senses are designed to bring us into contact with reality, connecting us with the outside world and with the reality of ourselves. Thoughts that disguise or distort reality are misguided—and can cause harm. In When Harry Became Sally, I argue that we need to do a better job of helping people who face these struggles.

Ryan T. Anderson is the Founder and Editor of Public Discourse. He is the author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, from which this essay is adapted.

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