- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
Really? So you reckon they didn't even read the research, just assumed as you're doing now?The person who wrote the piece we're both reading has no idea what conversations they had with the kid.
A procedure that is largely reversible and allows the kid to make their decision at a later stage is indeed not directly comparable to a process that is much less reversible and shunts the kid onto one particular track unless they want to undertake larger procedures later.Yes, in that section it says may. That doesn't justify saying "distress associated with social and/or medical transition among youth who grow up to be cisgender is not meaningfully comparable to the distress associated with delaying or discouraging transition."
If anything, I softened the stance by describing it as "one is better than the other". The author not only states that one is better than the other, they claim that the situations are so far from one another that they aren't even meaningfully comparable. It's beyond absolute.