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Medical experts rip Alberta’s ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ transgender m

May 01, 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Steve Weatherby

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EDMONTON, Alberta

The Alberta government’s new guidelines promoting transgenderism in the province’s schools have not only sparked a parental revolt, they have triggered a stinging rebuke from two medical professors at the University of Alberta, who call the them “incredibly misguided,” “reckless,” and “dangerous” to the youth involved.

The two U of A professors are Dr. Blaine Achen, MD, FRCPS, FASE, associate clinical professor in Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Dr. Theodore K. Fenske, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACC, clinical professor of medicine, as well as staff cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre.

In a paper published on the Alberta Parents for Choice in Education website, they dissect and eviscerate the New Democratic government’s recently released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” with surgical precision.

Donna Trimble, Parents for Choice in Education’s executive director, says the paper “expresses the views of many doctors, but these are the only two so far with enough courage to speak the truth and contradict political correctness.”

The guidelines in question ape ideologically-inspired policies enshrined in law in Ontario and California and other states and provinces. They not only unquestioningly endorse but enforce the gender-identity assertions of youth by allowing them to use the washrooms and school teams of their chosen “gender,” by affirming gender dysphoria in the curriculum and by keeping their cross-gender identification from their parents.

In their analysis, the two medical experts state, “This document is flawed both in the most basic assumptions it rests upon, and the conclusions thereby reached.” They implore Education Minister David Eggen “to reverse such an incredibly misguided and illogical statement and policy.” Apart from the governing NDP, the guidelines have been endorsed by the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives but not by the Wildrose Party.

The first premise the experts demolish is the assumption that a child’s so-called “self-identification” cannot be questioned but is the “sole measure of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

On the contrary, explain the professors, gender is a social construct based on “subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy onward,” and as such is the rightful subject of psychotherapy and family therapy when it differs from biological reality.

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