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Gender Reassignment Surgeries in Moscow/Pullman? Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You.

Happy Thanksgiving! and sorry for dropping the podcast on Monday night. Don’t worry, it should be worth it.

Gender reassignment surgeries are on the rise in our country. In 2014, Medicare removed a decades-long ban on coverage for the surgery. This has led to increased access, mostly on the taxpayer dime–about 90% of the surgeries are funded by Medicare.

Both of our local hospitals, Gritman Medical Center and Pullman Regional Hospital, have elected to offer gender reassignment surgery. They are currently the only hospitals in the northwest to offer this surgery. Dr. Rod Story, a hospitalist at Pullman Regional, joins us in the studio to discuss how transgender patients struggle with a dysphoria similar to that of anorexia patients.  After his colleagues voted to award Dr. Story Pullman Regional’s Physician Excellence Award, his conscience led him to step down from his position and leave Pullman Regional Hospital, effective at the end of December.

Below are some articles Dr. Story referred us to:

Good Summary MSM article
Paul McHugh: Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution – WSJ
Review of scientific literature on gender and sexuality

Number 50 ~ Fall 2016 – The New Atlantis

Mayo Meta-analysis of literature on transgender surgery outcomes: “Very low quality evidence”
Hormonal therapy and sex reassignment: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quality of life and psychosocial outcomes — Mayo Clinic
Decades-long Retrospective study on Transgender surgical outcomes in Sweden
Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden
Statement from Christian Medical Society
Transgender Identification Ethics Statement : Resources : Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Articles on Transgender regret
Article on growth of people expressing Gender Dysphoria
Excellent talks on Transgender by Christian experts in psychiatry

In CrossPolitic news we discuss Apple’s VP of Diversity, Denise Young Smith, stepping down after her diverse comments; why monkeys are not people; and the power shift in our culture’s recent sex scandals.

Upcoming events to note:

1) CALLED Conference July 16th through 20th– a conference that will challenge Christian high school students to become the next generation of cultural leaders, because they are CALLED…
→ to put on the whole armor of God
→ to engage culture
→ to advance the Kingdom
2) Trinity Reformed Church Epiphany Lectures are February 8th and 9th. Followup website for details.
3) Grace Agenda: Enraging Culture April 13th and 14th in Moscow, Idaho. Register here!

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