Much like the corrupt media establishment, the New England Journal of Medicine seems only too happy to surrender the last vestiges of credibility it may have in the pursuit of politically correct wokeness.
America’s oldest medical journal has declared that designating a baby’s sex on their birth certificate is harmful to people suffering from gender identity disorder.
A recently published New England Journal of Medicine article said birth certificates should no longer include sex identification because it offers “no clinical utility.”
“Sex designations on birth certificates offer no clinical utility, and they can be harmful for intersex and transgender people,” said the official NEJM Twitter account. “Moving such designations below the line of demarcation would not compromise the birth certificate’s public health function but could avoid harm.”
Sex designations on birth certificates offer no clinical utility, and they can be harmful for intersex and transgender people. Moving such designations below the line of demarcation would not compromise the birth certificate’s public health function but could avoid harm.
— NEJM (@NEJM) December 17, 2020
To get a feel for the insanity that passes for science in post-Obama America, here’s a sampling of the article that could have been written by a college intern doubling as a social justice warrior:
Designating sex as male or female on birth certificates suggests that sex is simple and binary when, biologically, it is not. Sex is a function of multiple biologic processes with many resultant combinations. […]
The biologic processes responsible for sex are incompletely defined, and there is no universally accepted test for determining sex.
Assigning sex at birth also doesn’t capture the diversity of people’s experiences. About 6 in 1000 people identify as transgender, meaning that their gender identity doesn’t match the sex they were assigned at birth. Others are nonbinary, meaning they don’t exclusively identify as a man or a woman, or gender nonconforming, meaning their behavior or appearance doesn’t align with social expectations for their assigned sex.
Sex designations on birth certificates offer no clinical utility; they serve only legal — not medical — goals.
In the event readers don’t catch the political angle, the Journal article goes to great lengths to ensure it’s not missed, claiming sex assignments “may be used to exclude transgender people from serving in appropriate military units, serving sentences in appropriate prisons, enrolling in health insurance, and, in states with strict identification laws, voting.”
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from social media users who insist the NEJM is no longer a serious medical publication.
Soon there won’t be a single institution left to take seriously. https://t.co/yeWRq3XhvI
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 17, 2020
— *Doctor* Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 18, 2020
Science dies in wokeness. https://t.co/wW6XH2Em8G
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) December 18, 2020
Complete madness. The inmates now run the asylum. https://t.co/Snv3vTdQZs
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) December 17, 2020
Gonna check the “no” box here. Your ideological bullshit is going to hurt children as you force mental instability on them while denying science and basic biology.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) December 17, 2020
That was my thought. This has to be a joke.
— Anecdotitis (@violet4436) December 17, 2020
How bizarre. I don’t see Dr. @TitaniaMcGrath listed there…
— Gavin Hart (@SarcySuchas) December 17, 2020
These doctors must have all flunked celullar biology, microbiology, and general human and animal sciences, based on this post alone they should never be trusted on any medical subject for all of time. What they are advocating is extremely dangerous to human life.
— Dr. The Tinfoil Tricorn 🇺🇸 (@TinfoilTricorn) December 18, 2020
There was a time when NEJM used to be a serious journal.
— Ricardo Ferreira, MD (@RicardoMFerrei4) December 18, 2020