Wednesday, January 16, 2013

McCreath asks CPATH to respond to Dr. Berger


Trans advocate Mercedes Allen has brought to light, the fact that a Doctor Berger has engaged the federal government's standing committee on justice and human rights. among his work includes suggestion that transition causes more harm than good, and an assertion that as per the APA, trans-identified people are mentally ill and require repairative therapy.

While I am a trans person who has undergone a transition from male to female, under the guidance of doctors who are closely linked with CPATH, as a patient, there's only so much I can do.

As a former CPATH non-voting member, I am well aware of the existence of CPATH's Advocacy committee. I am writing to encourage CPATH to review the work submitted by Dr Berger, and to hopefully consider writing this committee as well, and provide them with the truth about transition and gender dysphoria - including sound facts about the formal recognition of transsexualism being considered by the medical community as a physiological condition, and statements that demonstrate that transition does indeed prove to be the best, if not the only, suitable course of action to rectify gender dysphoria.

Jennifer McCreath

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