I’m not trying to open up any of the usual inflammatory topics surrounding transgenderism, “bathroom bills”, homosexual conversion therapy, and aversion therapy. I’m simply wanting to understand the following:
(1) A medical professional who assists a person who requests help in modifying their sexual orientation can lose their license (if I understand this correctly.)
(2) Yet, a medical professional who assists a person who was born a particular anatomical and chromosomal gender to change to the gender they prefer is usually lauded as helpful.
Why the difference? Why doesn’t the person seeking either change deserve equal assistance from medical professionals? Is their solid science to support a very different treatment of “Please help me change my sexual orientation?” and “Please help me change my gender?”
Are the two types of people simply asking for professional assistance in changing their state from how they were born?