Recent letters by Kathie Baeuerlin and Lee Roy Lollar have caused me to put on my thinking cap and reflect on the issue of gender dysphoria. “Follow the Science” we have heard our president and other officials advise on another issue of recent interest. Ms. Baeuerlin mentioned science in her letter. When I studied biology in undergrad and was exposed to the science of the human person in medical school, there were but two sexes/genders mentioned. If your chromosomes were xx, you were a female, girl,woman. If you arrived in this world with xy chromosomes, you were a male, boy, man. That is the science. The DNA cannot be changed by a wish, whim, surgery, or dysphoria disorder.
When I was a kid it was OK to play cowboys and Indians. I’d strap on my twin Hopalong Cassidy six shooters and take off with my posse to make the neighborhood a safer place. Other kids played cops and robbers. Nowadays such behavior would be labeled politically incorrect, and we would be called indianphobes and racists. But why then is it OK for an xy adult male to pretend he’s a woman? Where is the science?
Martin Pomphrey, MD
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