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A Review of “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Professional Psychology, and the Law”

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | April 25, 2018

In an article released in the BYU Journal of Public Law, Dr. Christopher Rosik examines the history of sexual orientation change effort/therapy (SOCE) bans and what they reveal about the interplay of professional psychology, political advocacy and cultural change. In this blog post, Dr. Andre Van Mol reviews his findings and how these bans affect healthcare professionals.

How We Got Where We Are: Same-Sex Reproduction

There are many examples of issues that were once unthinkable slowly becoming somewhat accepted, then becoming ordinary and commonplace, and eventually, for many in society, becoming the new standard of normality. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Robert Cranston discusses one of these issues that uses human embryonic stem cells.

Three California Bills Needing Attention

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | March 20, 2018

There are three bills pending in the California Assembly that beg your attention and action. They clearly seem intended to stand as national models. Dr. Andre Van Mol provides a brief on these bills, followed by talking points regarding their problems and where to lodge your protests.

Gay Parenting and Child Health Outcomes

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | February 22, 2018

Efforts to re-examine the results of same-sex versus opposite-sex parenting are picking up steam. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Andre Van Mol explores the failures of scientific studies that are being used to support gay parenting.

Mistaken Identity: There is No Straight or Gay

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | October 26, 2017

Satan attacks identity, striving to separate us from who we are made to be. Mistaken identity is costly. In this week’s The Point blog, Dr. Andre Van Mol explores the concept of mistaken identity, the false identity of GLBT, and how it makes a difference in both medicine and science.

In Defense of Healthy Children: Recent Papers Expose the Truths About Dangerous Gender Dysphoria Treatments

The Point Blog | By Anne Foster | September 07, 2017

According to new research by three expert physicians from Johns Hopkins, the most popular therapies to treat gender dysphoria in children are dangerous and biased. CMA Government Relations Fellow Anne Foster dives into this topic and how this should impact parents making their children’s health decisions.

Influencing Legislatures Captive to Rainbow Ideology

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | August 24, 2017

Change therapy—be it called reparative therapy, sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) or the more recent nomenclature of SAFE-T (Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy)—has been in the cross-hairs for years. False claims against it have registered with the public and legislatures alike. Dr. Andre Van Mol shares how healthcare professionals can inform senators about concerns regarding legislation.

Intersex Claims and Origins

A recent article from advocacy group Human Rights Watch makes the claim that sex is really a spectrum. Dr. Joy Riley takes an in-depth look at this topic, focusing on the pertinent definitions of intersex.

Chechen Government Reportedly Abusing Men Having Sex with Men

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | April 26, 2017

At least two media organizations are reporting that possibly hundreds of gay-identified men in Ramzan Kadyrov’s Russian Republic of Chechnya have been imprisoned in concentration camps, with many tortured and most forced to confess associates. In this week’s blog, Dr. Andrè Van Mol explains how we as Christians in healthcare have a responsibility to protest this abuse.

That awkward moment when sex ed research paralleled common sense and parental preference

The Point Blog | By Jonathan Imbody | April 06, 2017

At a Congressional staff briefing in March, legislators were offered research and common sense reasons to change direction in sex education program funding. Many parents now prefer Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education, which is shown to be more effective and less costly than comprehensive sex education. In this week’s blog, Jonathan Imbody discusses the advantages of SRA education.

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