Sex or “Gender Identity”? US Doctors Can’t Seem to Decide

At its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced new policies aimed at “broadening how gender identity is defined within medicine and how transgender patients are treated by society.” However, the two biggest changes are actually contradictory to each other. The group, which represents over 200,000 doctors, adopted a policy of opposition to any restrictions blocking a transgender person from “accessing basic human services and public facilities in line with one’s gender identity.” That means the AMA wants to permit males who identify as female to use women’s restrooms and vice versa. Gender identity, not biological sex,