Says Dr. Paul R. McHugh,

Johns Hopkins psychiatrist:

‘Transgendered Men Don’t Become Women,’

They Become ‘Feminized Men,’ ‘Impersonators’¹


By Michael W. Chapman

                   May 5, 2016


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[We recommend that as you read this (1) How, and how far, can caring professionals and ordinary folks publicly discuss and “apply” such information in a controlled society such as the United States? (2) How do we determine what’s right and wrong for our children, and those children around them? (3) And what about the gender complications surrounding the issue of polygamy that’s around the corner? (The Bible, by the way, isn’t as crystal clear about that.) (4)What standard do we say what’s right and what’s wrong?” (5) What feelings” about gender relationships, especially those that involve the young, do we protect by Law?]


   Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied transgendered people for 40 years, said it is a scientific fact that “transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.”

   All such people, he explained in an article for The Witherspoon Institute, “become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’”

   Dr. McHugh, who was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 26 years, the medical institute that had initially pioneered sex-change surgery – and later ceased the practice – stressed that the cultural meme, or idea that “one’s sex is fluid and a matter of choice” is extremely damaging, especially to young people. 

   The idea that one’s sexuality is a feeling and not a biological fact “is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges,” said Dr. McHugh in his article, Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme.

   “I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real,” said Dr. McHugh, who is also professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins.  “I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims.”

   “Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald,” warned McHugh.

   They rarely find therapists who are willing to help them “work out their conflicts and correct their assumptions,” said McHugh. “Rather, they and their families find only ‘gender counselors’ who encourage them in their sexual misassumptions.”


   ¹ We apologize for not having the exact source for the material here that we’ve presented, or just where Michael W. Chapman wrote these words that we’ve followed very closely. However, nearly the exact information appears in several articles that have appeared on the Internet. We recommend for further reading that you consult (on the Internet) Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme mentioned above.