In New York City, a therapist can tell a man with gender dysphoria that he is a reincarnation of Napoleon, but not that he is a man.
If the anti-conversion therapy argument relies on paid therapy as consumer fraud, the full spectrum of New Age services should be equally at issue.
The problem is this: academics and lawyers don’t agree on what ‘sexual orientation’ actually is. The term is infamously ambiguous.
It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender ‘conversion therapy,’ but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.
If I had been prevented from having access to helpful people and materials, as Assembly Bill 2943 proposes, the bill would have been a ‘stay trans and die’ bill for me.
While mental health care has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, it isn’t cut and dry with set timelines or a slew of established best practices.
The election of President Trump is not an excuse for mental health therapists to throw out their professional training and evidence-based research to collude with their patients.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
Perhaps Elle’s transgender father never fondled her because he desired to have a body like hers. I pray she had—and always will have—a loving and respectful home life. I didn’t.
The ladies’ mag Marie Claire has published an article about a ‘growing movement’ of mothers who wish their babies had never been born. These women need help, not child erasers.
The ability to tell one’s story is an indispensable part of emotional health. That includes men and women who have suffered from abortion, who shouldn’t be silenced.
If we spend more time on social media or watching the game than pursuing a happy, healthy sexual relationship, it’s no wonder it only lasts five minutes once a week.
The White House is backing a move to end some psychotherapies for transgender children. This is risky and could lead to more suicides.
Immediately treating a transgender child as his opposite sex without addressing his underlying psychological needs will hurt him—probably forever.
A law named after a transgender teen who committed suicide would censor people and hurt children. Here’s why Leelah’s Law is a terrible idea.
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