Dr. Brown appeared on the January 27, 2010 edition of The Tyra Show entitled “We’re 7 & 8 Years Old and Know We Are Transgender.” The show featured a discussion on the topic of transgendered youth and how to properly handle their issues between Dr. Brown, Kim Pearson, Executive Director of TransYouth Family Allies, and Dr. Marci Bowers, a specialist in transgender surgery and a transgendered individual himself/herself.
The segment was posted on YouTube, and generated a lot of discussion concerning these heated topics.
After receiving both positive and negative feedback on his part in the segment, Dr. Brown decided to provide some further thoughts on the show and the responses he’s received since it aired. The video is below: [Link to Video]
Some of the quotes used in the video are below for reference:
“I hold that interfering medically or surgically with the natural development of young people claiming to be ‘transgendered’ is a form of child abuse.”
“Surely, the fault is in the mind, not the member.”
“It is not obvious how this patient’s feeling that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body differs from the feeling of a patient with anorexia nervosa that she is obese despite her emaciated, cachectic state. We don’t do liposuction on anorexics. Why amputate the genitals of these poor men?”
– Dr. Paul McHugh
“Sure, it strikes us as the most horrid malpractice when
a doctor amputates healthy body parts, such as a pair
of legs. But, then, should we call it something else just
because those healthy body parts are between the