The Contention of Gender Affirmative Care




Neely, Thomas

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This thesis explores the nature of nonmedical, social aspects of gender affirming care (GAC) and social transitioning for transgender minors. It describes how the results of the two processes have lead to favorable psychological results, and covers the opposition against the processes for minors. This thesis finds that arguments against GAC and social transitioning for minors, as well as actions taken to impede the processes, are based on fallacious data, harmful assumptions, and ultimately result in the deterioration of mental health for transgender minors. It concludes that nonmedical GAC and social transition for transgender minors should be permissible, on the basis that opposition is false and harmful, and on the basis that allowing the processes to take place demonstrates exclusively benefits.


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