From the post: “I’m concerned about how medical necessity is applied to current conceptions of gender identity. If gender identity and/or gender dysphoria (GI/GD) medically necessitates physical changes to the body, then certain “gender identities” are medically consistent with particular kinds of bodies. In other words, there is a “right” and a “wrong” way to embody gender. Depending on one’s “gender identity,” certain sex-specific body parts can be diagnosed as erroneous and, therefore, in need of medical treatment or correction. Contrast this with the radical idea that gender non-conformity is a sociologically foreseeable departure from, and/or individually calculated resistance to, rigid gendered conditioning.”

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