Medical textbook strips gender dysphoria definition after being cited by Florida

Source: Fox News

“The world’s bestselling medical textbook removed the definition of gender dysphoria from its website after the Florida Department of Health cited it in recent guidance advising against gender transitions for children and adolescents, according to an email obtained by Fox News Digital. The email from Melissa Adams, who is Merck Manuals’ director of marketing and brand awareness, also asked the Florida Department of Health to adjust their guidance based on the update in the manual …. ‘Gender dysphoria is characterized by a strong, persistent cross-gender identification associated with anxiety, depression, irritability, and often a wish to live as a gender different from the one associated with the sex assigned at birth,’ according to the Merck Manual’s prior definition, which has since been removed.” [editor’s note: The bottom line continues to be ability to give (somewhat) informed consent; children cannot do that, by definition – SAT] [additional editor’s note: Not sure what informed consent has to do with medical definitions – TLK] (05/08/22)