Commonwealth Policy Center

The other week I filled out a patient intake form for a doctor’s appointment, and instead of two choices for gender there were five. How can a profession based on science and biology leave it up to an individual to determine a biological indicator that is objective and rooted in an indisputable scientific truth? In the case of medicine, it’s important to know the patients biological gender in order to offer the best treatment. Good medicine is predicated upon good science, not personal feelings. The normalization of gender dysphoria as an acceptable identity is rattling. But when political pressure forces healthcare to go against the grain of reality, it’s a danger to public health.