Tag Archives: reproduction

Activism to normalize gender transitioning now comes at children’s expense

It was recently announced that the Oregon Health Plan, which provides healthcare coverage to low-income residents of Oregon, will cover “medical care” for “transgender” children starting October 1, 2014. [1] The official text of the Oregon Health Plan guideline reads: “Hormone treatment is included on this line only for use in delaying the onset of […]

Insurance coverage and the medicalization of gender non-conformity, Part 2

[Ok, ok, it was more than a week. PART 1 is here. Pdf of the entire essay is here. In Oregon, the Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (division) recently issued a comprehensive bulletin (INS 2012-01) about health insurance coverage of medical treatments for gender identity/gender dysphoria (GI/GD) (see discussion of meaning […]

2012 Submission to the UN Commission on the Status of Women: The Legal Category of Sex and Understanding the Status of Women

This communication represents a fundamental shift in the framing of feminist concerns about the legal codification of “gender identity.” It refocuses attention on the experiential realities of being born female by demanding that sex be prioritized as independently significant to both understanding and improving the status of women. An important announcement follows the text. —————————————————————– […]

Sex and gender causation: BREAK THE CYCLE

1. Sex and gender are different. Sex and gender are not spelled alike or pronounced alike. They are two different words with two very different meanings: According to definitions proposed by the Institute of Medicine (23), “sex” is a biological construct dictated by the presence of sex chromosomes, and in animals and humans, the presence of functional reproductive organs.  “Gender” is a cultural construct and refers to […]

But not all females are impregnable! Aren’t they women too?

From our U.N. submission: Females require sex-segregated facilities for a number of reasons, chief among them the documented frequency of male sexual violence against females and the uniquely female consequence of unwanted impregnation resulting from this relatively common form of violence.[xix] We raise two concerns in this sentence: the quantity of male-perpetrated sex-related violence against […]