What Percentage of Transgenders Regret Surgery?

Gender Dysphoria Today the term “gender dysphoria” has become part of our daily parlance. We hear about it on the news, and we see it in movies. But few seem to realize this is a recognized medical illness. According to an article entitled “Gender Dysphoria in Adolescence: Current Perspectives” by Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino et al.: The . . . Read more

The Negative Effects of the Pill

1. All hormonal contraceptives have severe side effects. Though noted media and feminist groups typically present hormonal contraceptives as a boon for women, they overlook the serious side effects reported in mainstream scientific literature. Regularly taking powerful steroids, which are what hormonal contraceptives from the Pill to injectable Depo-Provera are, has tremendous impacts on the . . . Read more

Gender Ideology: The Latest Assault on Our Children

Biology is Not a Social Construct Gender ideology is a belief system that holds that sex is a social construct. Gender ideology teaches that every person has something called a “gender identity” in the brain that may or may not be the same as that person’s biological sex. Its central tenet is that this “gender . . . Read more

Should We Avoid Offending People Over Contraception?

Years ago, I had the privilege of accompanying Human Life International’s founder, Father Paul Marx, on several of his parish weekends.  His homilies usually covered the complete range of Church teaching on sexuality, from contraception to abortion to homosexuality.  Several times after these Masses, I witnessed irate parishioners publicly berate him, telling him that he . . . Read more

The Conception Conundrum

There is much confusion and disagreement today about when human life actually begins.  The official and public face of the medical profession insists that life begins at implantation — yet every embryology and fetology textbook in use today states that it begins at the instant of fusion between sperm and egg.  For example, Essentials of . . . Read more

The Miracle of Fetal Development

There are two ways in which people discuss the time period related to milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age.  These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn child.  The gestational (or menstrual) . . . Read more