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Social, ethical, medical and psychological aspects of gender reassignment in children

K.V. Zorin

UDC 177;61-053.2


Konstantin V. Zorin, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of UNESCO “Healthy lifestyle is the key to successful development” UNESCO at A.I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation, ORCID 0000-0001-8819-6818, e-mail:  


The author analyzes the socio-ethical and medical-psychological aspects of gender ideology taking the example of gender reassignment in children. The following research methods were used in the work: study and analysis of the professional literature, synthesis, modeling, comparison, generalization, observation, system analysis and theoretical knowledge. The introduction of ultra-liberal concepts in the West in bioethics, philosophy, cultural studies, medicine, pedagogy and psychology leads to dangerous consequences. All traditional values will either be deformed or reformatted and will contribute to the destruction of human health and life. This will inevitably reduce the quality of the doctor's training, increase the number of diagnostic, therapeutic and ethical-deontological errors. In order to treat the gender identity disorder, it is not necessary to change sex. Instead, psychological correction and psychotherapeutic methods aimed at accepting one’s gender and increasing social adaptation when communicating with peers might be used.

Keywords: higher medical education, bioethics, gender ideology, gender reassignment in children.


Conflict of interests: The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.



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