I think activities such as art at an early age should be implemented. This allows students to develop their creative side and helps reduce stress of learning all day. National Education Association. (2015). Research Spotlight on Parental Invovlement in Education. Retrieved from Parke, R. D. & Gauvain, M. (2009). Child psychology: A contemporary viewpoint (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. Week 6: 1.) What does this case tell you about the power of biology? 2.) Does it support or refute Dr. Money's (and others') apparent view that children are a "blank slate," and that they can successfully transition from one sex to another if it is done early enough in childhood? 3.) Given what happened to David Reimer, what would be your opinion now on whether "sex reassignment surgery" should be done on infants or young children who are born with an intersex condition? Support your argument with empirical research findings. All I can say about this week’s topic is WOW, what a tragedy to happen to someone so young. This case is very sad and disturbing and goes to show that we may not fully understand the power of biology because of these types of incidents. It is hard enough to hide something like this from someone who questions their sexuality and feels they are not who they seem to be. Brenda (David) felt that way and knew there was something wrong but the parents just hid this secret from him. I believe this refutes Dr. Money’s view of children being a “blank slate” because there were obvious consequences that came from trying to perform a sex change at an early age. It may have needed to be studied more and possibly have been tested before with positive results before they called it a success. At that young of an age of course there were not going to be any issues because kids learn to adapt to what is around them and only know what is being taught at that specific period of their lives. It was when he got older and realized that there was something wrong with him because he didn’t feel like he was a girl. When children are still young infants, parents and other agents of socialization attempt to teach them standards for behavior that are gender based and to shape different behaviors in boys and in girls (Parke & Gauvain, 2009). My opinion about sex reassignment surgery is that it should not be done to infants because of the consequences it has later on in life. We may not know how the child is going to take it as he/she gets older. I understand that there are a lot of medical procedures that go wrong but we really need to weigh the options for the wellbeing of the child involved. According to Sexual and Physical Health after Sex Reassignment Surgery, a long-term follow-up study of 55 transsexual patients (32 male-to-female and 23 female-to-male) post-sex reassignment surgery (SRS) was carried out to evaluate sexual and general health outcome (De Cuypere, TSjoen, Beerten, Selvaggi, De Sutter, Hoebeke & Rubens). As sex steroid treatment is known to be associated with several side effects, selected post-surgery data were collected from this sample. Current and past hormonal treatment, smoking and drinking habits, other medical treatment, and general
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