143 Page Report: No Scientific Evidence for Transgenderism
A 143-page paper published in The New Atlantis Journal featured hundreds of studies that found absolutely no evidence that there is a biological explanation for sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property — that people are ‘born that way’ — is not supported by scientific evidence,” written in the report. “Likewise, the belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex — so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or a ‘woman trapped in a man’s body’ — is not supported by scientific evidence.”
These hundreds of studies debunk a recent study where Frank P. M. Kruijver and Jiang-Ning Zhou “discovered” that males have a larger cluster of cells in the hypothalamus. Six males to females in the study were found to have similar brain structures to females versus males. This was supposed to “defend” the transgender notion. But this study had a pathetic sample size of 6 whole individuals, who also received decades’ worth of hormones.
Not to mention, the study in The New Atlantis Journal by Drs. Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh says there is scarce evidence to suggest that sex reassignment offers any medical benefits to patients.
“I’m not suggesting the statement [that gay and transgender people are ‘born that way’] is false,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer, co-author, biostatistician and epidemiologist, to The Washington Times. “I’m saying there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support the statement.”
The only studies that show any promise that sexual orientation is a biological condition are by J. Michael Bailey, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University. Bailey published research in 1991 that showed identical twins with the same genetic makeup are more likely to be both gay than fraternal twins with different genetic makeup or adoptive siblings.
“I would say they’re probably the strongest evidence that there’s some biological basis,” said Dr. Mayer. “If you look at the — what [Mr. Bailey] calls the level of concordance between the pairs, he gets very high rates. That is probably the strongest evidence, the twin studies.”
However, Bailey has admitted to agreeing to some of the aspects in Mayer and McHugh’s report and thinks the “idea of innate, fixed gender identity is not consistent with empirical evidence.” He also praised the authors for discussing the controversial topic.
Even though both Mayer and McHugh presented the facts in their report, they received backlash for their findings. “Despite McHugh’s obsession with attacking LGBTQ people, neither he nor his co-author have ever published an actual research article on gender or sexuality in a scientific journal,” said Sarah McBride, press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign.
Nonetheless, there is still no scientific evidence proving transgenderism is biological.
Editor’s note: This information came to light only a few weeks after author Sean Gibbons published There’s No Such Thing as Transgenders;