reply to post by Selahobed
Transsexualism has been shown, by multiple researches, all peer reviewed, to be a prenatal dysgenesis of the central nervous system and occurs 10 to
12 weeks post conception. The genitalia of an individual sexually differentiate between weeks 8 and 10, post conception. Like a lot of things
concerned with prenatal development, sexual modification can only occur while stem cells, capable of being hormonal modified, are present. If
something blocks the proper hormones, then the default sexual characteristics (in the case of mammals, female) will develop as far as they can. In
effect, a transsexual is an otherwise "normal" individual who just happens to have been born with the brain of the opposite sex. A study, released
in Switzerland has demonstrated that a sample of 126 transsexuals exhibited a complex of 5 genes, that were not found in any of the sexually average
individuals of congruent sexual identity. This is further supported that the ratio of male-to-female transsexuals to female-to-male transsexuals is
4:1, which is consistent with genetic variation in other conditions like color blindness, hemophilia and diabetes, indicating that this is very likely
a genetic condition as well.
Despite claims by the religious that God made only man and woman, we all know that there is a wide range of biological deviation for just about every
aspect of the human being - and the genitalia and brain are no more exempt from unusual development than any other part of the human organism.
To quote a Christian therapist I know, "Transsexualism is not a fetish, a sexual addiction, homosexuality nor a perversion. It is not a conscious
choice, it is a reality for the affected individual. There are no known psychological therapies that have been shown to be in any way effective in
dealing with this condition. To the contrary, every therapy that I have examined has been shown, long term, to be more detrimental to the patient than
beneficial. The only way that these individuals are helped are through the appropriate hormonal therapies and gender permissions, up to and including
genital reconstruction surgery. The protocols for such treatments are clearly defined and have been demonstrated to have appropriate efficacy. Long
term follow up studies have demonstrated a close to 99% long-term success rate, being tantamount to curative."
The American Psychological has gone on record as stating that ..."repairative therapies are harmful to the vast majority of patients"... and the
American Medical Association has stated that transitional medicine is neither a choice or elective, but medically necessary and appropriate when
indicated. See AMA Resolution AMA 121-2008.
The long and short of the situation is that your sister is what she claims to be and most likely has been suppressing this from the family from her
earliest recollections both by indications of parental reactions and behavioral conditioning, both subliminal and directed through both parenting and
societal referents. In fact, she has undoubtedly tried very hard to live up to everyone else's expectations to her detriment - only to finally admit
who and what she is and what she is dealing with. She has suffered enough and needs love, community and support to get through this.
Give your sister the benefit of the doubt. God does not bestow His gifts equally, and the sin of mankind has induced many things into humanity that
are not convenient for those who take scripture too literally. However, if one must take scripture literally, take the two commandments that Jesus
gave us, as being the most important, to heart; ... "The first is to love the Lord, your God, with all of you heart, body, mind and strength. The
second is like unto the first. Love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments rest the law and the prophets."...