Paul McHugh

Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Former Member, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's National Review Board

Said: “It may be an intrinsic problem of American psychiatry to fall into a craze or cult-like misdirection once a decade.... Transgenderism seems to be this decade’s version.”

Coauthored a position paper for the discredited, fringe, anti-LGBTQ hate group American College of Pediatricians in which he and his fellows insisted that “Gender Ideology Harms Children.”

—Argued that being medically accommodating to a transgender child is “like performing liposuction on an anorexic child.”

—Filed an amicus brief arguing in favor of Proposition 8 on the basis that homosexuality is a “choice.

—Described post-surgical transgender women as “caricatures of women.”




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