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Reader’s comment: Fix the mind, not the body

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In response to Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: A father’s rights sacrificed on the transgender altar;

Douglas Milnes wrote:

There is so much wrong in adjusting a child’s biology to suit someone’s belief in her gender.

Gender dysphoria is the only mental health condition treated by irreversible physical intervention. The last time such a thing was practised was quite a while ago and thankfully lobotomy has been made illegal in most countries in the world. If someone has a mental problem with the body they have – be it because they see themselves as too fat, skinny, over-tall or the wrong sex – the place to fix the problem is in the mind, not the body.

A child whom the law still deems too young to understand about the ramifications of having sex surely must by definition be too young to understand the ramifications of changing sex. This seems so obvious to most people that it is hard to understand why any educated person can’t understand it.

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