Transsexual reassignment surgery regret
The media was unwilling to report the unhappiness then, and ever since has downplayed any results that would raise the alarm about poor outcomes. The little boy who had no self-esteem began to despise himself and his body.
Last month, Jenner used the occasion of accepting the ESPY award for courage to tell the world that 41 percent of transgenders attempt suicide. The following studies provide irrefutable evidence that transgenders overwhelmingly suffer from a variety of mental disorders.
I was fortunate that the web didn’t exist then – there are too damn many cheerleaders ready to reassure themselves of their own decision by parading their “successful” surgeries and encouraging others. A Bit of Honesty from Sweden A Swedish study from found that post-operative mortality and suicide rates for transsexuals are many times higher than the general population. Surgical regret is actually very uncommon. And what did it all cost? It makes them worth writing!
And even though Richards said no, the headline was “The Lady Regrets. Research has been scarce because of the stigma of studying transgenderism and because most of the necessary subjects transsexual individuals have been highly closeted until only recently.
I was a 4 year old trans-kid who grew up with gender confusion and underwent gender reassignment surgery at age This is what Richards had to say in an excerpt from a March interview attributed to Tennis Magazine unavailable in full online: Britain’s youngest sex swap patient shows emotional upheaval After all the favorable publicity in the US about children “needing” sex change treatment, it’s refreshing to read that it is not “happily ever after.
A few more subtitled excerpts are available in this three-minute discussion with the director. The mental health quality of life of trans women without surgical intervention was significantly lower compared to the general population, while those transwomen who received FFS, GRS, or both had mental health quality of life scores not significantly different from the general female population.
Risk factors for negative outcomes often mentioned in studies are lack of support from the patient’s family, poor social support, late-life transitions, severe psychopathology, unfavorable physical appearance, and poor surgical result Cohen-Kettenis , Lawrence , Landen , Smith My “vagina” was just the bag of my scrotum.
This helps to explain why regret and suicide are prevalent among transgenders. Is this double standard really driven by medical imperatives — or political ones?
Alexis Arquette Even well-known and talented transgender individuals with a full life, embraced and accepted, go back to presenting as their birth sex. I have lived and worked as a surgically altered man trying to play the part of a woman for six years.
All blog posts and bylines by Christine Daniels were mysteriously scrubbed from the LA Times website. Dani was left with all the usual difficulties of gender transition, but gained none of the profound benefits felt by many postop women. Given the level of harm involved when medical care is denied, and given how unusual regret is, denying medical care to everyone based on the outliers makes no logical or ethical sense.
Charisma Media is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. As such, you might expect Richards to be a tower of strength, offering encouragement to those in similar circumstances today. We can debate all day long the various reasons why trans-people have regret and attempt suicide because the reasons are many and diverse. By now he had amassed a number of female outfits but he was still deeply ashamed of his secret habit.
I hope you can still watch a subtitled trailer here. Neither CNN nor Carol Costello will report studies such as these. Alcohol, drugs, and surgery had rendered me useless to anyone. The push shouldn’t be for less access to care but for providers of care who are better-educated. I had the sex change, I “pass” fine, my career is good but you can’t imagine the number of times I’ve wished I could go back and see if there was another way.
I was unhappy, regretful of having transitioned and I attempted suicide. The perspectives of people who have detransitioned has been the most helpful thing for me right now. This conclusion is supported by other recent studies Murad and Ainsworth that found that individuals who receive treatment not only are better-off than those who didn’t but are not significantly different in daily functioning than the general population: