Human Rights Campaign Attacks Johns Hopkins Professor’s Research

, Spencer Irvine, 7 Comments

A study conducted by former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, Paul McHugh, and a colleague of his, were blasted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a group representing the LGBT community. The College Fix reported on the HRC’s comments this week.

The HRC knocked 25 points off JHU’s rating on the Health Equality Index (HEI) that the group compiles. The group wants the university to disavow the study. So far, the administrators have not done so.

Nonetheless, three professors from JHU’s Bloomberg School wrote an op-ed critical of the McHugh study which appeared in The Baltimore Sun. Also, a petition protesting the McHugh report is circulating at the university, with hundreds of names from the Johns Hopkins community signed onto it.

Yet and still, McHugh is standing by his findings. “There are no little boys born in little girls’ bodies or little girls born in little boys’ bodies,” McHugh told the Johns Hopkins News Letter. “You can’t change the biology of a human being, and in my opinion, the attempt to do so is merely a fad.”

The study pointed out that the “rate of lifetime suicide attempts across all ages of transgender individuals is estimated at 41%” when compared to 5% in the overall U.S. population, among other findings.

Human Rights Campaign claimed that the university’s refusal to disavow McHugh’s study puts the health and safety of gay patients at risk.

 

7 Responses

  1. Jeffrey Klein

    May 4, 2017 4:15 pm

    The claim made by the HRC … “The university’s refusal to disavow Dr. McHugh’s scientific research study puts the health and safety of gay patients at risk,” is slightly inaccurate; it is the ‘life style’ choice and mental disability of gay patients that puts the health and safety of gay patients at risk.

  2. Robin Martz

    May 5, 2017 2:26 am

    It’s a FACT that we are born one sex. How can anybody argue with that?? Unless you are brainwashed to believe something else I guess….

  3. Laurie Davis

    May 8, 2017 5:13 pm

    I worked at Johns Hopkins when Dr. McHugh was Chairman of Psychiatry ad Psychiatrist in Chief of the hospital. Like many academics there he was a highly respected scientist and physician. The way the left is trying to destroy his reputation and research is an example of how unscientific and political this has all become. They are not on the side of science, they want to shut it down.

    I am appalled that Johns Hopkins has now returned to the business of destroying human beings health and lives with transgender operations. Apparent, they are among the crowd these days where politics is more important than science.

  4. wayne

    May 9, 2017 4:30 pm

    Nobody was born gay! Period! The gay community needs to stop with the nonsense. A man was born with testicles, a penis, and the ability to create and release semen, for the express purpose of procration with a woman. The LGBT community needs to give it up cause no amount of attacks or threats will change the unchanging truth that a man is a man and a woman is a woman!

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