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  1. nursingaround1

    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    This is not true. The person doing the study was clear about its limitations but did give valuable data for further study. It even cited one case of a PE teacher coming out as trans, and half a dozen of his students (female) deciding to do the same. The study was shut down because it did not produce results the leftist ideologues wanted.
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    To say gender identity and sexual orientation are completely different is utterly wrong. How the hell can you say something so utterly wrong. For the entirety of human history people have not needed a DSM or psychiatrists to show this.
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    You are indoctrinated and it's and any further time spent in dialogue with you is a waste of time. You are part of the problem. You are the reason we are at war. Yes, there is a war going on, and it's a war that is targeting our schools and our children, and you're on the wrong side and don't know it. There is no reconciliation with the insanity of the left because they actually believe they're morally right, and as such, condone any action to further their ends. You are the enemy.
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    No, you're wrong. You're also very judgmental of the psychologist who decline these patients. You're basically choosing to ignore the political agenda around trans issues, and as a result are causing more harm. Think about that for a moment - you are harming children. Yes, it is a mental illness, and in fact there is a doctor who has treated over 500 cases of gender dysphoria and had a 98% success rate of helping them accept their biological gender. But the world doesn't know about this because his work has been removed from as much media sources as possible, and his name turned to mud. I'll see if I can still track him down though, to send you the details.
  5. nursingaround1

    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    There's a difference between name changes, and calling someone the gender they are not. There's also a difference in calling someone who is genuinely suffering from the condition known as gender dysphoria by their preferred gender, and some confused people taking up current trends, often ignoring their other mental health issues.
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    When a person suffering from anorexia nervosa tells you they think they are fat - do you agree with them to make them feel better? Of course not. That is why I am reluctant to call a confused teen the opposite gender to what they are.
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    I'm a sexless nurse, part 2

    Of course not, but as a nurse, well, no, you won't go far as a male in a obs/gynae role
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    Are you not aware of the pressure out there? Many doctors and psychologists are refusing to see people with gender issues because they know they risk losing their license if they suggest that a person is not trans? Here's an article I found on it: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brown-university-caves-to-trans-activists-protesting-research/
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    I'm a sexless nurse, part 2

    Actually, I'm more referring to a nurse's preference.
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    My experience of trans ideology and nursing

    In my last role as a school nurse there was a girl who, at the age of 11 told her parents she wanted to be a boy. So,, the parents did what they could and got help from various doctors and experts, and over the course of the next 3 years I got to know this student well, and regardless of what I thought on the matter, was able to support this student. The student knew I had a different perspective but we had a good working relationship and this student appreciated a different perspective eg I disagreed with the hormone blockers, chest compression brace and eventual male hormones. Anyway, during this student's time here, 2 close female friends of the student decided they were trans as well. The thing is, I believed they were not trans. I knew both of them had serious family issues, including a family divorce, and had also gone through the gambit of self harm - from cutting, eating disorders etc. But the rest of the group of girls all agreed they were trans, and encouraged this. At about the same time this was happening, Brown university came out with a study looking into ROGD (rapid onset gender dysphoria) which showed that the vast majority of the teens and young adults coming out as trans, were not actually trans. They cited various issues, including media pressure as well as underlying, unresolved psychological issues. Unfortunately, because this study was not 'affirming' of their transition, the study was withdrawn due to media pressure. Anyway, regardless of my thoughts, these students were sent to the pediatric psychologist, who promptly refused to see them. I knew the psychologist very and and she confided in me that it's far too dangerous a minefield and she could easily lose her licence. She said that basically, any opinion that did not affirm someone as trans risked it all. A second pediatric psychologist I knew also refused to see them. Anyway, the school decided to go along with one of the girl's requests to be called a boy. I was not happy to do this, but did ask my manager if the girl's parents were aware we were calling their daughter a boy. My manager said 'Yes' the parents were aware. I was not convinced I was being told the truth, and about one week after being told the parents were aware, the headmaster had a talk with us in the health center, and told us that if we have any communication with the parents, not to call their daughter a boy or use her boy name ie we were told to lie to the parents. I was not happy to do this, and quit. And now I'm in the middle of the Australian desert having new adventures.
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    I'm a sexless nurse, part 2

    I remember a few years ago I got torn to shreds on this forum because I said that as a male nurse, I generally don't catheterize women. In fact all the places I've worked, from New Zealand, Switzerland, England and Australia, what generally happens is men catheterize men, while the women catheterize the women. I made a rational argument, the most pragmatic being that men need a female chaperone anyway, so what's the point? The other obvious point was that women do not want men doing such intimate procedures on them if a female is available. The last argument I used was the fact that no male nurse I've ever known has catheterized a young woman eg 18yr old girl - neither the young woman or their mother would want a guy to do this, which is completely understandable. Naturally, it was the American nurses calling me sexist, and stating that they would be happy to let male do such a procedure on their daughter. As we say in the rest of the world 'Only in America'. Anyway, I feel compelled to add an update after my time working here in the Australian outback ie the middle of the desert. The culture out here is utterly alien to the average perspective promoted on this forum, specifically in regards to gender and their designated roles. Basically, there is absolutely no way a male would be doing any of these procedures on a woman of any age, and in fact even when doing an ECG (EKG) the female patients have a female nurse do this whenever practical. In this culture, men and women have quite specific roles. One of the most shocking things I came across has to do with the domestic fights I see here. Sadly, the town I'm in sees a lot of violence and most shifts I usually see a battered woman, and recently I overhead two female patients talking to each other, with the first asking the second lady: 'Does your husband beat you?' The second lady looked shocked and said 'Of course not'. The first lady replied 'Then he doesn't love you.' That completely threw me. But to balance things out, it turns out the women here fight back, and I've seen more men with stab wounds due to their partners in 2 months, than I have in two years in city hospitals. Basically it's a different world out here, and gender does matter, and if any big city nurse tried bringing their woke values out here, they would have to adapt, or not be able to function. In fact the culture shock might be too much for them.
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    When confidentiality isn't quite the same

    I don't feed off anything, although I do get a bit annoyed at the responses, but then I get over it. As for offending people and stereotypes, well, when I trained, nurses had a pretty raunchy reputation, sometimes deserved, sometimes not, although the young nurses seemed to feed off the behaviour of the senior nurses, and whenever a police or fireman came to hospital in uniform, they certainly played up to the stereotype of loving man in uniform. Of course I know nurses are about as varied a bunch as you can get, I'm not stupid. What I do find interesting is how easily offended people get, and obviously any attempts at sarcasm or humour go completely missed, so I won't bother with that.
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    When confidentiality isn't quite the same

    Can we get some perspective here. I posted a completely neutral post, with nothing bad, just a thoughtful glimpse of a different culture, and basically people can't help but mock in some form or another. Any attempt at humour to make light of the unpleasant comments only makes things worse. Insight is so important, but rarely achieved.
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    When confidentiality isn't quite the same

    This is where you seemed obsessed. There is nothing sexualized, but you seem to see it that way. The simple matter is, where I come from, men treated men in certain procedures, and men did not treat women in others. There was nothing sexual in it. It just was, and generally still is like this. Get over yourself. Get over your sexual obsession.
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    When confidentiality isn't quite the same

    I wouldn't know about that, but the nurses where I'm from are a pretty raunchy lot. Every 2nd friday night was party at the residence at the back of the hospital, and things usually got out of hand. Although one of our attempts at a calm, responsible party, by having a hungi on a saturday afternoon, resulted in partially burning the garage down of the apartment that the hospital owned. We should have known better than to have the earth oven inside a wooden garage with an earth floor. We figured it would protect it from the wind, which it did for a while, until we had to turn the fire hose on it. Once the flames died down, the drinking began in earnest, and things only went downhill from there. I guess American nurses are a bit different to kiwi ones. They sound quite serious.
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    When confidentiality isn't quite the same

    Are you really a nurse? Perhaps you're a manager, because most nurses I know are pretty crude, politically incorrect, and even disrespectful, at when we talk amongst ourselves. You don't fit the criteria.