Gender Identity Discordance

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Who Am I? Psychological Issues in Gender Identity and Same-Sex Attraction

Author: Sutton, Dr. Philip M.

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A long-term follow-up study of mortality in transsexuals receiving treatment with cross-sex hormones

Author: Asscheman, Henk; Giltay, Erik J; Megens, Jos A J; de Ronde, W (Pim); van Trotsenburg, Michael A A; and Gooren, Louis J G - All from Endocrine Unit, Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Internal Medicine

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Catechesis and Policy on Questions Concering Gender Theory

Author: Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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St. Joseph: Most Courageous

Author: Mary Rice Hasson, JD


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St. Joseph: Solace of the Grieved (for EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance)

Author: Dr. Christopher Gross


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Surgical Sex

Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?

Author: Paul McHugh

November 2014

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The Catholic Approach to Cooperation with Evil and its Application to Gender Related Issues

Author: Dr. William Newton

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The Desire for a Sex Change

How should the Catholic community respond to men and women who think that a sex change operation would solve their problem? Catholic teaching in this area is clear. It is impossible to "change" a person's sex. Hormone treatments, cosmetic surgery and surgery to mutilate the sex organs do not change a person's sex.

Author: Richard P. Fitzgibbons, M.D.

October 1 2005

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The Emperor’s (New) New Clothes – A Look at the Logic of the (Not So) New ‘Gender Ideology’

Author: Dr. Margaret McCarthy

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The New Atlantis: Sexuality & Gender Issue, Number 50 Fall 2016

Examining research from the biological, psychological, and social sciences, this report shows that some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence. The report has a special focus on the higher rates of mental health problems among LGBT populations, and it questions the scientific basis of trends in the treatment of children who do not identify with their biological sex. More effort is called for to provide these people with the understanding, care, and support they need to lead healthy, flourishing lives.

Author: Drs. Paul McHugh & Lawrence Mayer

Fall 2016

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The Psychotherapy of “Sex Reassignment” Surgery: Assessing Its Medical, Psychological, and Ethical Appropriateness

Is it ethical to perform a surgery whose purpose is to make a male look like a female or a female to appear male? Is it medically appropriate? Sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) violates basic medical and ethical
principles and is therefore not ethically or medically appropriate.

Author: Richard Fitzgibbons, M.D., Philip M. Sutton, and Dale O'Leary


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The Use of Hormones in the Treatment of Gender Dysphoria: Science, Ideology, and Ethics

Author: Paul Hruz, M.D., Ph.D

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Transgender Surgery & Christian Anthropology

Author: Deacon Patrick Lappert, M.D.

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Transgender Surgery and Christian Anthropology

Author: Dcn. Patrick Lappert, M.D.

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Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution

At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. "Sex change" is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women.

Author: Dr. Paul McHugh


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