Skip to comments.My ‘Sex Change’ Was a Myth. Why Trying to Change One’s Sex Will Always Fail.
Posted on 08/23/2017 11:06:11 AM PDT by Lorianne
Recently, during a radio show on which I appeared as a guest, a caller posed a question I frequently get asked: Do the administration of cross-gender hormones and genital surgery change a boy into a girl or a girl into a boy?
The answer is simple: biologically, not at all.
Underneath all the cosmetic procedures, vocal training, and hair growth or hair removal lies a physical reality. Biologically, the person has not changed from a man into a woman or vice versa.
Sex is an indelible fact of a persons biology. Specifically, it describes ones biological makeup with respect to its organization for reproduction. The authors go on to note that [t]here is no other widely accepted biological classification for the sexes. Sex pertains to the two different ways males and females are structured for reproduction, and these structures are permanently engrained in ones biology. They cannot be chosen at will.
A man can mutilate his body, but he can never transform it to be organized as a femaleand vice versa for the woman.
This makes sense of the head-snapping (and false) headline many of us saw about a man having a baby. The man featured in the story is simply a biological woman who kept her childbearing anatomy intact. My Sex Change Fiction
My sex change surgery from male to female was performed by Dr. Stanley Biber in Trinidad, Colorado.
His unusual field of expertise drew clients from around the world and earned the small mountain town the nickname Sex Change Capital of the World. The surgeon estimated that he performed over 5,000 such surgeries during his career.
I lived legally and socially as a female for eight years, but I came to the realization that I wanted to go back to living as a man. To legally change my gender back to male, I needed to file a petition with the California Superior Court which verified that I met certain criteria. (The process has since changed.)
My surgeon wrote a letter to the court stating that I met the medical criteria for the courts to legally change my birth certificate back to male. The very surgeon who earlier said that hormones and surgery had changed me to female, now admitted that it did not.
In the letter, he testified that the surgery and cross-gender hormones had the effect of neutering my external appearance and genitalia, but my internal biological structure and my genetics were still male.
Thats the key to understand: Hormones and surgical changes can affect ones external appearance, but no innate biological change of sex occurs.
This truth should seem obvious, but discontented trans-women contact me who say they didnt know that they could never become a real woman. They are unhappy and opting to go back to the gender of their birth.
False Hope Could Lead to More Suicide
A 2004 UK Guardian article, Sex Changes Not Effective, points out: While no doubt great care is taken to ensure that appropriate patients undergo gender reassignment, theres still a large number of people who have the surgery but remain traumatizedoften to the point of committing suicide.
Too many post-surgical patients contact me to report they deeply regret the gender change surgery and that the false hope of surgical outcomes was a factor. For children, the focus on encouraging, assisting, and affirming them toward changing genders at earlier and earlier ages, with no research showing the outcomes may lead to more suicides.
Others Advocate for Less Surgery
A growing number of people like me, 50 years after the first surgery at Johns Hopkins University Gender Clinic in 1966, are advocating for the scaling back of the radical, irreversible, often unnecessary genital mutilation surgeries.
Rene Jax, in his 2016 book, DONT Get on The Plane! says, Sex change surgery will ruin your life.
Jax and I have had similar experiences. Both of us were approved for hormones and surgery to resolve our gender dysphoria, and after following the medically prescribed full regimen of hormones and genitalia surgery, and living as women, both of us came away with the same conclusions:
Gender change surgery was a destructive body mutilation and a waste of time and money.
After the medically-certified gender change, life didnt improve.
Gender dysphoria, that feeling of unease with ones gender, persisted, and was not relieved as promised.
Surgery As a Last Resort
Based on the emails I receive, I would urge the person who thinks that gender change is the answer in their situation to delay any surgical changes, or at the very least to restrict any physical changes to ones that are reversible.
This is especially important for younger people who may want to have children one day.
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Today in 10 states, only a verbal declaration and a doctors letter supporting the change are needed to legally change the gender on a birth certificate. Cross-gender hormones or surgery are not required. Only 10 states affirm that surgery and hormones do not change biology.
Studies show that two-thirds of people with gender dysphoria have co-existing disorders, such as depression and anxiety.
Ive become an outspoken critic of gender reassignment surgeries because many people are not being treated for other co-existing problems first. Instead, they are quickly prescribed cross-gender hormones and shuttled on a path toward surgery.
But as noted earlier, this surgery cannot succeed in delivering what it promises. It will only mutilate the body, a far cry from the promised sex change.
“...my internal biological structure and my genetics were still male.”
No, sh!t, Sherlock. Watson, what was the first clue?
The people he might have helped have already turned against him . . . now he is just another homophobe.
Likely he is still mentally unbalanced.
The regular media, particularly the broadcast and cable media, will give no time to this report or its sources. They cannot think, write, and behave with sanity on things being pushed in any Marxist/Progressive/Liberal political agenda.
Chromosome deniers also seem to beat up the rest of us on the “science” of glow-bull warming. Talk about dysphoria!
This is why progressives are so eager to push as many of these as possible.
I did a quick search and could not determine which ten states affirm that hormones and surgery do not really change one’s gender.
Does anybody know which states the author is referring to? (So maybe we can go live somewhere saner?)
Great point. You are right. Maybe common sense like he speaks will once again become common.
Then who are they --- these powerful people who can commandeer our schools from K-12 through high schools and universities, opur medical profession, our political profession, our legal profession, and almost all of our print, broadcast and digital media opinion-makers? It's--- in my opinion --- the population-controllers. Tewhere's a lot of other people who front for them, but behind the curtains, the population-controllers supplying the money, re-shaping the language, controlling what questions can be asked and what thoughts can be thought --- and pulling all the strings.
They -- and here I mean the global money powers, Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, U.N. PopCons, eco-IPPC, "sustainable development" NGO's, Open Society and United Religions Initiative, Soros and all the rest --- want to persuade as many young people as possible to permanently sabotage their psychological, emotional and physical capacities for marriage and childbearing.
They want us spayed, neutered, sterile.
Altered, doctored and fixed.
It's as simple as that.
True Sex Change is just a Figment of the Leftist Imagination
The people behind this are very powerful. How else could this lunacy sweep over our land faster than a solar eclipse and simultaneously infect every school board, every town, city, county, state government and federal and many other institutions? You are right there are a lot of big monied and unnamed interests behind this with the objective of wiping out the nuclear family and replacing it with the state and totalitarian control. This is shades of the 1920s in the then-new Soviet Union. The enemy is inside the gates, is well hidden, is powerful, has conscripted tens of millions of useful idiots, and is on the march. So many see it, but there are no plans to fight it except the ballot box every two years.
He’s in his 70’s, still married to his wife of 18 years, and he couldn’t remain silent and watch the activists push others into the ordeal he went through. He was abused by his grandmother; she secretly made him a purple dress and dressed him in it for a few years starting when he visited at 7 years old. He was also molested by an uncle but no one believed him. Much later he learned he had a dissociative disorder from the trauma of being dressed/treated like a girl and molested (but not believed). He seems sane to me but he’s had a hard life. Got this information on his website.
there’s a younger man advocating for transparency (no pun) because he “fell for the lie” and had the surgery. He said he was crushed to discover that his surgical “vagina” was a skin pouch “just like a kangaroo” and said no one ever told him it would be like that etc. He says there’s threats etc. from the LGBT group to stay silent but asks what other type of surgery can’t be spoken of etc. and that’s why he didn’t know what the surgery results would be like.