01/15/2014 04:04 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Fox News' Keith Ablow: 'I Am Not Convinced' Being Transgender Exists


Fox News' trusty doctor, Keith Ablow, can always be counted on for sound medical advice. Now he's saying that the whole idea of being transgender might be a myth.

Ablow wrote a column on Fox News' website Tuesday in which he claimed that giving children the freedom to make gender decisions is "destructive" and "toxic."

"I don't see anything but toxicity from the notion of a person with female anatomy feeling free to use the urinal in the boys' rest room while a boy stands next to her and uses one, too," Ablow wrote.

Ablow was responding to the California bill that allows transgender youth to use whatever bathroom and join whichever sports team they feel matches their gender identity.

But what's more is that Ablow said that he believes the idea of being transgender may not actually exist, a claim that he admits has made him the subject of recent "death threats."

"I don’t believe we have definitive data (although many psychiatrists with very impressive credentials, who seem to mean well, assert that we do) that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender.

Let me put that more clearly: I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female."

Ablow's opinions come as no surprise after another column he wrote for Fox News in 2011 warned readers against watching transgender Chaz Bono on "Dancing With The Stars" as it could cause children to question their gender as well.

Read Dr. Ablow's full column here.

(h/t: Media Matters)



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