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In light of the #ONPC resolution stating that gender theory is "unscientific," here are a list of resources by medical professionals stating that sex and gender are distinct, and that gender has social aspects. #onpoli #TransRightsAreHumanRights #TransAwarenessWeek
I will also include excerpts from papers showing the link between accepting people's gender and reducing suicide among trans folks. @TGranicAllen's policy will materially contribute to the deaths of transgender people. Please feel free to share this with your MPP.
Pediatric Endocrine Society: pedsendo.org/education_trai…
Canadian Paediatric Society: caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/gende…
National Health Service: nhs.uk/Conditions/Gen…
American Medical Association: wire.ama-assn.org/ama-news/ama-t…
American Psychological Association: apa.org/practice/guide…
World Health Organization: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
The European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES-NA), the Australian Pediatric Endocrine Group (APEG), the Asian Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society (APPES), [cont'd]
the Japanese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE), the Sociedad Latino-Americana de Endocrinologia Pediatrica (SLEP) and the Chinese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSPEM). karger.com/Article/FullTe…
Here are a couple papers showing the prevalence of intersex people (which is different, but still useful in showing the number of people that the conservatives will harm with their policy):

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ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12476264
Speaking of the harm the policy will cause, the following are taken from papers showing that accepting people's gender is one of the best things society can do to help reduce suicide among gender non-conforming people.
Williams et al, “Depression and discrimination in the lives of women, transgender and gender liminal people in Ontario, Canada” (2017) 25:3 Health and Social Care in the Community 1139 at 1147.
Marshall et al, “Prevalence and Correlates of Lifetime Suicide Attempts Among Transgender Persons in Argentina” (2016) 63:7 Journal of Homosexuality.
Testa et al, “Development of the Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure” (2015) 2:1 Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 65.
Bauer et al, “Intervenable factors associated with suicide risk in transgender persons: a respondent driven sampling study in Ontario, Canada” (2015) 15 BMC Public Health 525.
Almeida et al, “Emotional Distress Among LGBT Youth: The Influence of Perceived Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation” (2009) 38 Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1001 at 1008.
Haas et al, “Suicide Attempts Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults: Findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” (2014) at 15.
Jay McNeil et al, “Suicide in Trans Populations: A Systematic Review of Prevalence and Correlates” (2017) 4:3 Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 341.
Cherie Moody et al, “‘Without This, I Would for Sure Already Be Dead’: A Qualitative Inquiry Regarding Suicide Protective Factors Among Trans Adults” (2015) 2:3 Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 266.
To sum up, gender identity theory is scientific, and anyone claiming otherwise is ignoring scientific consensus among a huge number of major medical organizations around the world. It can be empirically proven (using science!) that affirming gender helps prevent death.
Likewise, failing to affirm gender leads to higher suicide rates. The policy of #DougFord and the #ONPC will lead to an increase in the deaths of trans folks.
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