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  •  And women do not need to get the approval (0+ / 0-)

    of psychologists to have a baby.

    But we have to get the approval of psychologists to have SRS.

    That is unjust power, and we will work politically to remove that unjust power from those quacks who exercise it over us.

    And that process starts with delisting GID (and TF) from DSM.

    •  What do you think should be required of (0+ / 0-)

      someone who wishes to undergo SRS? Should it simply be a that if someone wants it and is either able and willing to pay for it or have insurance pay for it, that should be sufficient? I'm just asking. As you have said, I have no standing on this issue.

      •  You can write your own ticket now (1+ / 0-)
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        if you have the money and want to do so. It's not hard to find surgeons outside the US who will overlook letters of reference for a few extra thousand dollars. This has been going on for years.

        As I wrote previously, the transition process would not be affected in any way by delisting GID. The transition process in the US is run by WPATH, not by the DSM people, who are not even members of WPATH. WPATH sets the Standard of Care that the US surgeons adhere to.

        WPATH has requested the APA to remove GID and TF from GID.

        This is not about the transition process for adults. It is about a cadre of homophobic, reparatist right wing psychologists maintaining their control over trans children.

        It's a battle for the future, another chapter of the right wing's culture war. They do not want transsexuality and homosexuality to be normalized in our culture. They have some power right now, and they do not want to give it up. They want to expand it.

        WPATH and the professional psychologists and surgeons who work with adult transpeople are not supporting retention of GID or TF in DSM. They are on record against it.

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