I wonder how many of us would have choosen the surgery if
-- Surgeons had the courage to tell us the truth (your gender did not change) and
-- The legal system was willing to be factual and tell the transgender: "Your gender did not change, although cosmetically you look like you did."
We transgenders have been lied to all these years. Doctors and surgeons have been ripping us off because they told us we indeed would be changed from a man into a real woman after the gender change surgery. However, the surgery only castrates the male but even at that you can get a change to a phony birth record.
A physician wrote me with a message for those surgeons and doctors:
I say that you have caused untold amounts of post-ops to commit suicide by selling a phony gender change and then with impunity to claim a physician's patriarchal arrogance. Those physicians should be the ones jumping off bridges and you can tell them that an anonymous physician told you so.
The deaths, the regret, the reversal surgeries and lies need to stop. The suicides should be investigated as a crime by surgeons against people with untreated mental illness and research studies have proven that to be true.
This whistle blowing physician also says,
I want to prevent suicides also and I suggested the Dr. Ihlenfeld report that I sent to you where he states [thirty years ago] that 80% should not transition. Likely nowadays it would be 90-95% that should not transition.
So the transgender sex change is a rip-off because:
- The gender reassignment surgery will not change anyone from a male to a female or female to a male.
- They are operating on good people who have not been properly evaluated by a team of specialists to make sure the prospective transgender is psychologically stable and free of depression, anxiety, bi-polar, schizophrenia, dissociation or any personality disorder and does not have a history of suicide ideation or attempted suicide.
- The best the gender surgery can do is make a person look different cosmetically.
You, the patient, must understand there are no guarantees that any amount of psychotherapy, intensive psychology testing, and group therapy will prevent suicide or regret. Just remember the surgeons can't change you from a male into a normal female--your body and the surgeons have limitations.
Even if you are delusional enough to believe you can change genders there is no guarantee during or after your transition that you will not commit suicide. Regret evolves after changing genders. Even if at first you think you will benefit from the radical gender change, that feeling can fade in the face of real life and life will be no cupcake out there for transgenders over the long term.
The ripped-off transgender will be able to get a phony birth record. Regret and suicide risks will remain high as long as suicide prevention remains a side show.
Walt Heyer, the Maverick Transgender
supporting evidence in previous blog posts:
4/30/2013 Physician Says: "We have willfully failed"
5/6/2013 Transgenders, 4 Studies Say it's Mental Disorders