The AMA Loses Its Mind (Or How Expressive Individualism Spreads Like A Cancer)

The American Medical Association, once a respect college of physicians, has recommended that biological sex be removed from birth certificates.

WebMD reports:

Requiring it can lead to discrimination and unnecessary burden on individuals whose current gender identity does not align with their designation at birth, namely when they register for school or sports, adopt, get married, or request personal records.

It is difficult to know how to respond to patent insanity so I will not. Choose your medical professionals carefully.


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  1. Eh. The AMA has always been more or less a political lobby group. At one point it was conservative, but for a couple of decades now they’ve tended toward progressive leftism. Very few American physicians are members.

    • Ken,

      It’s one thing for a union to do stupid things. It’s another to do something that is fundamentally against human sense experience.

      It’s interesting to know that few MDs are members. Thank you.

      Are there alternative organizations for MDs?

  2. I am wondering how much of this is insanity in the medical profession by itself versus that profession’s perceived need to bend and respond accordingly to the social pressures from various “Theory” groups. Many organizations have buckled in recent years from threats hurled at them via social media, advertisers, corporations, etc.

  3. The best response I’ve seen so far is a joke:

    Doctor: “Sir, I am sorry to inform you…”
    Patient (interrupts): “It’s MA’AM!”
    Doctor: “Ma’am, I am sorry to inform you that you have prostate cancer.”

  4. Correction: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. URL originally posted is correct.


    Docs belong to these associations for networking and in order to be able to keep up with recent studies. But membership in any of these is optional. JAMA does have a long list of academic journals in most specialities. I personally belong to two specialty associations, neither of whose overall cultural stances I might agree with but it’s simply to keep up academically, if you will.

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