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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.

“My Child is Transgender. Make Her a Son.” Guidance for the Doctor.

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | December 28, 2017

A mother brings in her 10-year-old daughter because she identifies as male and wishes to promptly begin transitioning. Your advice is not solicited, just your authorization for the consult to get the process moving quickly. The mother seems defensive and informs you she knows her child’s rights, and then she preemptively warns you she doesn’t want to hear one word of your “religious ideas.” What can you tell her at this point that is medically, ethically and spiritually sound?

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.

Federal Policy Top Priorities in 2017

The Point Blog | By Jonathan Imbody | January 04, 2017

The Washington Office of CMDA focuses on the fundamental issues of the right to life and freedom of faith, conscience and speech, which serve as the foundation for all other rights and freedoms. Here are some of the top priorities for the new year.

When Pro-Gay Science is Anti-Gay

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | December 20, 2016

A study in last month’s Social Science & Medicine reported not being able to replicate the results of Columbia University study showing a shorter life expectancy for LGBT individuals who face prejudice. In this week’s blog, Dr. Andrè Van Mol says it’s another case of non-reproducible results broadcast globally to ideological ends.

What you need to know and do about the new HHS transgender mandate

The Point Blog | By Jonathan Imbody | October 06, 2016

What do healthcare professionals and health institutions need to know about and how can they defend themselves from the Obama administration’s newly enacted transgender mandate? Vice President for Government Relations Jonathan Imbody breaks down how this new mandate will affect healthcare.

Doctors, States challenge new "Transgender regulation"

The Point Blog | September 01, 2016

Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins hospitals and five states in a lawsuit against a new federal regulation that would force doctors to ignore science and their medical judgment and perform gender transition procedures on children. 

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