The diagnostic manual most commonly used by psychiatrists yields to the demands of transgender activists, by replacing for example "born female" with "individual assigned female at birth". A language that is no longer neutral initiates puberty blockers, hormones and surgery more easily.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders- also known as DSM-. will use new terminology to describe 'gender dysphoria'. This is the language used by activists transgender under the banner of the so-called 'affirmative model' of care, which involves immediately comply with the patient's requests for surgery or opposite-sex hormoneswithout leaving time for a proper evaluation.
The term 'desired gender' will become "tested genre"medical procedure for gender reassignment" will be ".gender-affirming medical procedure'.and the words "born male"/"born female" will become "individual assigned male/female at birth".according to the anticipations of Psychiatric News.
The danger of this redefinition is that the terms themselves dictate the approach to be taken: instead of giving psychiatrists tools to diagnose, treat and consider their patients in their uniqueness, it prescribes a single treatment protocol for all those experiencing gender dysphoria.
The 'affirmative' approach is particularly harmful when it comes to girls and children, who do not have the capacity to understand what the irreversible consequences of surgery and taking hormones from the opposite sex will be, as denounced by the detransitioner.