From Wikipedia: "In 1979, when Paul McHugh became chairperson of the psychiatric department at Johns Hopkins, he ordered the department to conduct follow-up evaluations on as many of their former transsexual patients as possible. When the follow-ups were performed, they found that most of the patients stated that they were happy as members of their target sex, but that their overall level of psychological functioning had not improved. McHugh reasoned that to perform physical gender reassignment was to 'cooperate with a mental illness rather than try to cure it.' At that time, Johns Hopkins closed its gender clinic and has not performed any sex reassignment surgeries since then."
I wanted to make sure that the quote I posted from Paul McHugh earlier, saying they had ceased to do transgender surgeries at John Hopkins, was correct. It is, apparently.
Good for them --for calling a spade a spade --and recognizing gender identity disorder for what it is --and that includes homosexual preference, as well. It's a problem between the ears that is probably rooted in early influences and a focus on one's thoughts of being "different" --and early sexual experience in the case of homosexuality.
I am convinced that improper ways of obtaining orgasm have addictive effect --and affect gender preference and identity. But I also think kids go through stages of same-sex preference-for-friends in childhood and adolescence--and that they can experience same-sex arousal just by proximity to other warm bodies. Today's child in today's gay-pushing social climate will be mis-led into believing he is abnormal sexually because of childish sexual ideas and experiences.
We need to build up our kids' satisfaction with their gender assignments as males or females --role model happy marriages where it's satisfying to be either the husband or the wife --and protect children from molestation and early sexual focus and involvement --not by shaming but by teaching well --and chaperoning appropriately--cheerfully --as adults who want to see the youth "make it to the church on time."
The best thing we can do for our children is teach them that God loves them and has a plan for their sex-assigned bodies --to be either celibate or monogamous in a faithful hetero-marriage --as male or female, according to their birth anatomy. This shouldn't be taught with such focus as to stimulate precocious interest in sex --but role-modeled and taught subtly --promoting normalcy in a godly way.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible