For millennia, midwives, doctors, nurses, and others who have delivered babies have “assigned” sex at birth; that is, they took a look at a child’s private parts and told parents if the new little one was a boy or girl.
The statement in itself is an oxymoron, as there is no such thing as a medical (that is, biological) spectrum of gender identity. Identity is how one feels about him or herself. Medical facts remain in place even if a person prefers not to believe they exist. Even so, the AMA doesn’t appear willing to allow science to get in the way of appearing woke.
Remember kids, this is totally legitimate science stuff.
“Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female, and making that information available on the public portion, perpetuates a view that sex designation is permanent and fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity,” AMA Board Chair-Elect Sandra Adamson Fryhofer said in a statement. “This type of categorization system also risks stifling an individual’s self-expression and self-identification and contributes to marginalization and minoritization.”
As one doctor who opposed the resolution pointed out, doctors are responsible to report things accurately. Babies have physical characteristics that define them as either male or female. The AMA may think that it’s no-one’s business to know a person’s biological gender, but the truth is that medical professionals who are unaware of this information cannot provide adequate care.
This cold hard truth was made apparent a couple of years ago when medical professionals treated a transgender man without knowing the “man” was biologically female. The patient had a miscarriage because the doctors didn’t think to check for a pregnancy — after all, why would they?
The fact that a large and trusted medical organization is endorsing this nonsense is alarming. It encourages young people to engage in behavior that can cause untold mental and physical harm later in life. Nearly 63 percent of transgenders have untreated mental health issues, while the suicide rate for those who obtain gender-changing surgery is 20 times higher than it is for “cisgender” individuals — the vast majority of people who identify as the gender they were born with.
Sadly, the AMA’s recent decision to call for the end of marking “male” or “female” on birth certificates isn’t surprising to those who are familiar with the organization’s history. It has long been a bastion for promoting left-wing ideologies at the expense of regular individuals and even medical professionals. It endorsed elective abortions as a “contraceptive” measure in the 1960s, effectively encouraging the murder of tens of millions. It supports Critical Race Theory, thus endorsing the concept that the United States is inherently and systemically racist. Earlier this year, it announced support for gender-bending surgeries on minors, even though the overwhelming majority of children who experience gender dysphoria overcome it on their own once they grow up.
This development should serve as a warning. The transgender community will stop at nothing to achieve its goal of forcing everyone to embrace a nonsensical, unscientific viewpoint in the name of “equality.”