Warning for Trans Youth in Southern Ontario
Avoid Dr. Kenneth Zucker of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He will not help you in any way and upon asking many invasive, disrespectful, and irrelevant questions, he will suggest you undergo “reparative therapy” to “fix” you (pictured above). When he finishes writing his “report”, which can take months, he will refer to you in an extremely dehumanizing manner that makes you out to be some kind of oddity (eg “He seems very interested in having breasts.”) and he will not respect your gender or use the correct pronouns whatsoever. Not only that, but when he requests your report cards and school pictures (???) he will really take his time in giving them back when you ask him to. Good luck contacting him outside of an appointment, too, as he very rarely, if ever, responds to emails or phone calls. He has stated he considers trans women a “bad outcome of gay men.” Don’t waste your time with this transphobic piece of shit.
wow no fucking kidding
what a piece of garbage
this warning should be for all of ontario.
CAMH is literally the only place in ON that you can go to if you want medical intervention beyond hormones (like any and all surgeries have to go through CAMH).
the place is horrible.
I’m sorry but no, the problem is much bigger than that.
DR. ZUCKER WAS THE CHAIR PERSON FOR THE “SEXUAL AND GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS” WORK GROUP OF THE DSM-V
The DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) is the most recent American Psychiatric Association “bible” for diagnosing mental disorders.
Dr. Zucker is the direct reason “Gender Identity Disorder” (a.k.a the Transsexual Menace) was not de-stigmatized as a mental disorder despite outcry from various psychiatric bodies and WPATH. It took a substantially conservative diversion from the World Health Organization’s ICD-11 proposed new coding of “Gender Incongruence”. Instead, the disorder was given a new name “Gender Dysphoria”, with clarified subnotes on how to keep the diagnosis attached to somebody who has undergone full transition and would otherwise be considered “cured” of a mental disorder.
People in Ontario aren’t the only ones that have to worry about Dr. Zucker’s negative impact on trans* people. PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE DAMAGE HE’S DONE.