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More good news in small increments, which is sometimes how you have to take it. This is from the people who used to be the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, before "Gender Dysphoria" was duly deconstructed as a category of psychiatric complaint. It occurred to me quite a long time ago that in order to have our identities recognized, the US government and most of our medical "advocates" have required that we be sterilized. Oddly eugenic-sounding when put that way, isn't it?

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"June 16, 2010

"The Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), in the interest of the health and well-being of transgender and transsexual people world-wide, issued today, 16 June 2010, the following identity recognition statement:

"No person should have to undergo surgery or accept sterilization as a condition of identity recognition. If a sex marker is required on an identity document, that marker could recognize the person’s lived gender, regardless of reproductive capacity. The WPATH Board of Directors urges governments and other authoritative bodies to move to eliminate requirements for identity recognition that require surgical procedures."

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bubblegumsleaze
Jun. 21st, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
If you use the term "eugenics" openly enough in enough public forums, the ensuing discomfort will force the powers that be to backpedal furiously in all of their public wording. If you even hint at the merest possibility of an insinuation that America taught Hitler everything he knew the resulting explosion is full on amazing.

Why would sterilization be a condition of identity recognition? I don't understand the connection.
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