Dr. Joseph Berger, a prominent Toronto psychiatrist, [has] issued a statement saying that from a medical and scientific perspective there is no such thing as a “transgendered person, that terms such as “gender expression” and “gender identity” are at the very least ambiguous, and are more an emotional appeal than a statement of scientific fact.” (LifeSiteNews.com)
Dr. Berger “stated that people who identify themselves as ‘transgendered’ are psychotic or simply unhappy, and pointed out that hormone therapy and surgery are not appropriate treatments for psychosis or unhappiness.” He added that he was speaking from the scientific perspective, “and not from any political lobbying position.”
People who claim that they are women trapped in a man’s body or men trapped in a woman’s body are suffering from “delusions, psychosis, or emotional unhappiness,” and that any treatment for such conditions should not include surgery.
He explained that “cosmetic surgery will not change the chromosomes of a human being in that it will not make a man become a woman, capable of menstruating, ovulating, and having children, nor will it make a woman become a man, capable of generating sperm that can unite with an egg or ovum from a woman and fertilize that egg to produce a human child.”
He continues, “The so-called ‘confusion’ about their sexuality that a teenager or adult has is purely psychological. As a psychiatrist, I see no reason for people who identify themselves in these ways to have any rights or privileges different from everyone else….”