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Myth: HUmans cannot change sex.

Myth

This is expressed in a number of different ways:

  • You cannot change your sex.[1]
  • Human biological sex is immutable.
  • You cannot change your gender.

Reality

These claims tend to several decades of scientific progress in the understanding of gender identity. more to be written

Footnotes

  1. 2018-03-05 The Public Discourse: Sex Change: Physically Impossible, Psychosocially Unhelpful, and Philosophically Misguided:
    • "sex isn’t 'assigned' at birth – and that’s why it can't be 'reassigned.'"
    • "Cosmetic surgery and cross-sex hormones can’t change us into the opposite sex. [..] They can’t turn us from one sex into the other."
    • "transgender men are not biological men and transgender women are not biological women." (quoting Dr. Lawrence Mayer)
    • "Changing sexes is a metaphysical impossibility because it is a biological impossibility." (quoting philosopher Robert P. George)
    • "Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men." (quoting Paul McHugh)