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Hospitals around the country have canceled or delayed surgeries and procedures for "non-life-threatening" medical conditions in order to free up healthcare personnel to treat coronavirus patients.

But one minority group believes they are being inconvenienced by people with life-threatening illnesses related to Covid-19.

On March 19, VICE magazine published an article titled, "As Hospitals Prepare for COVID-19, Life-Saving Trans Surgeries Are Delayed."

The writer blamed the coronavirus outbreak for the cancellation of "lifesaving" surgeries to cut off healthy body parts such as breasts and genitals.

VICE interviewed "a handful of people" who say they face delays from getting their body parts removed in "gender-affirming" surgeries, which VICE called "life-altering procedures".

Riley Cooper, a 23-year-old biological female, wants "top surgery" to lop off her breasts so her physical image can be closer to a masculine image.

"This is the third time it's been postponed," Cooper complained to VICE. "It's getting more and more heartbreaking to keep getting so close to something that will make me feel better and feel like I'm in the right body for once."

Joshua Safer, executive director at Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, told VICE that staff are reaching out to patients who already underwent procedures to ensure continuity in their post-surgical care.

"As soon as it is safe to do so, all postponed surgeries and clinic appointments will be rescheduled with the highest priority," Safer said.

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Gender confusion, also known as Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or Gender Dysphoria, is a psychological diagnosis that has taken on a trendy new meaning, thanks to Hollywood liberals.

GID is a mental disorder that describes a male or female who identifies with the traits and behaviors of the opposite sex. They typically experience a deep discomfort with their own biological sex.

GID can affect children, adolescents, teenagers and adults who believe they are the opposite sex "trapped in the wrong body."

People who suffer from GID should not to be confused with cross dressers or transvestites who share an affinity for wearing stereotypical feminine attire and accessories.

Transsexuals

Transsexuals have undergone sex change operations to remove their genitals or breasts. The procedures are known as top surgery and bottom surgery. The goal of the surgeries is to help them "pass" socially as the opposite sex.

Studies show that 80% to 90% of all transgenders who were diagnosed as children outgrow their disorder as adults and revert back to their biological sex.

Unfortunately, many of these children were given powerful sex hormones which permanently altered their voices, breasts and genitals. More surgeries are necessary to reverse these changes.

Sex Hormones

The singular purpose of sex hormones is to prepare humans for reproduction. Powerful sex hormones should never be administered to children.

In females, sex hormones prepares the lining of the uterus to receive the fertilized egg for implantation. In males, sex hormones changes physical characteristics such as deepens a boy's voice and grows facial hair to make males more sexually appealing to females for the purpose of procreation.

Without testosterone, estrogen would be a male's dominant hormone, meaning men would have the same physical characteristics as females. Since most females are not attracted to other females, the human race would be extinct.

Male sex hormones should not be given to girls to make girls more appealing to other females because females can not impregnate each other. A man does not need breasts because men can't lactate, give birth, or breastfeed a baby.

Diagnosis

GID is diagnosed by a psychiatrist or psychologist, who conducts an interview with the patient to determine the level of discomfort the patient feels. A detailed history is taken and the doctor may speak with the patient's family members.

Treatment

Treatment for GID is often discouraged by liberals and LGBT+ groups who believe being transgender is normal (good) and any form of therapy for transgender children is harmful (bad).

Children are encouraged to declare themselves transgender even if they don't fit the symptoms specified by The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V).

Children who suffer from GID often suffer from secondary comorbid mental problems such as depression, anxiety, borderline sociopathy and narcissism. If these comorbid problems are not treated, the child can turn to self-harming behaviors or suicide.

If a child is lucky enough to be seen by a therapist, the child will undergo individual psychosocial therapy sessions to help them identity positively with their biological gender.

Transsexual adults often request hormones and surgeries to alter their external bodies.

Detransitioning

Detransitioning is a dirty word in the LGBT+ community. Thousands of "transgender" children who were prescribed hormones have stopped taking the chemicals due to the harsh side effects.

There are as many "detransitioning" videos on YouTube as there are transitioning videos.

This has been your Medical Minute.
 

More Info On the Web

Gender Identity Development in Children | healthychildren.org

Gender Confused Children | Creation.com

Gender Identity Disorder | Free Dictionary

 

 

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Dwyane Wade says going public with his son Zion Wade's struggles with a gender disorder helped his own self-awareness. "I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming."

Wade, 38, opened up about Zion's gender confusion in an interview with openly lesbian television host Ellen Degeneres, 62, on Tuesday.

Wade said 12-year-old Zion identifies as a girl named Zaya, who prefers using feminine pronouns.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, the retired NBA player defended going public with such a personal family issue.

"We're not the only family that's had to deal with gender expression, gender identity, sexuality, with their child," he said.

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Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, were heavily criticized for exploiting their son's struggle with gender confusion and sexuality at such a tender age.

Union reportedly sought advice from the gender-bending cast of the hit TV series Pose, rather than a licensed therapist.

Wade claims his critics are simply "uneducated" and he suggested that God gave him the platform to exploit his emotionally troubled child for publicity for his upcoming Netflix documentary.

"We understand the position we've been put in," Wade told ET, "especially in our community, and even though it's not always a popular thing to speak out on issues that people are uncomfortable with or not as educated on, but this is the platform that God gave me and my family. So, we use it."

Wade said Zion's gender confusion has helped him grow into the man he should be.

"I've learned to keep my mind open, keep my eyes open, keep my heart open, keep my thoughts open. That's what I've been trying to do as I'm growing into the man that I've always dreamed of becoming," Wade said.

For years, Wade has been plagued by rumors that he is a bisexual man trapped in the closet. Black Twitter seems to think Wade is ready to come out and join his son.
 

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Dwyane Wade's ex-wife is apparently not on board with his new "woke" agenda. Dr. Siohvaughn Funches still refers to her youngest child, Zion Wade, as her son.

Wade and his wife, troubled actress Gabrielle Union, 47, delighted in telling the world that 12-year-old Zion is now a "Zaya", a "transgender" girl.

But Funches apparently did not get the memo. While she hasn't spoken out publicly about her emotionally troubled child, insiders say she still refers to Zion as her son.

Sources say the deeply religious Funches, who divorced Wade when Zion was a toddler, refers to the boy as Zion, not Zaya, as he prefers to be called nowadays.

She also uses male pronouns for Zion and his older brother, Zaire Wade, 18.

Zaire, a standout basketball player at L.A.'s Sierra Canyon Day School, is very supportive of Zion. He penned a heartfelt note to his little brother, whom he calls his best friend.

Man, I remember bugging my mom as a kid telling her I wanted a brother so bad. I was the only child looking for company and someone to look after and take care of," he wrote on Instagram. "I have been blessed to have my best friend, Zaya with me for 12 years. We did everything together...we fought, we played, we laughed and we cried. But the one thing we never did was leave each other behind..."
 

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union sought advice from the cast of hit FX television series POSE when Wade's 12-year-old son, Zion, told them he wanted to be known as "Zaya" and use feminine pronouns.

During a guest appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, that will air on Tuesday, Wade said his son, "came home and said, 'Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward, I'm ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as 'she' and 'her'. I'd love for you guys to call me Zaya'.

The retired NBA player told Ellen DeGeneres that his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, turned to the cast of POSE for advice on dealing with a child who suffers from a gender disorder.

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"That was our job to go out and get information, to reach out to every [LGBT+] relationship we have," Wade said. "My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of Pose. We just tried to figure out as much information as we (could) to make sure we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self."

POSE, about New York City's Black and Latino LGBT+ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s, is a cast of cross-dressing and non-binary actors.

Wade insisted neither he or his wife ever questioned Zaya's decision to come out, adding: "Once Zion came home and said, 'Call me Zaya,' and was ready to take on this, I looked at her and said, 'You are a leader. It's our opportunity to allow you to be a voice.'

"Right now it's through us, because she's 12 years old, but eventually it will be through her."

Wade, 38, shares 16-month-old daughter Kaavia James Union Wade with Union. He also has a son, Zaire, 16, with his first wife Siovaughn Funches; and a love child, Xavier, 6, with a fan, Aja Metoyer, 36.

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