Skip to comments.More Men Regretting Sex Change Surgery, Suffering Crippling Depression: Surgeon
Posted on 10/04/2017 10:59:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The number of patients who regret their sex change surgeries, especially among biological males who underwent operations to look like females, is on the rise, according to a leading genital reconstructive surgeon.
Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, who runs a clinic in Belgrade, Serbia, said that the number of people who have come to him with regrets over their gender reassignment surgeries has been increasing over the past five years, according to The Telegraph.
Djordjevic spoke about the "crippling levels of depression," including suicidal thoughts, that those wishing for a reversal have shared with him.
"It can be a real disaster to hear these stories," the 52-year-old surgeon said.
Djordjevic said that he performs around 100 surgeries a year both at his Belgrade clinic and New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, and called for greater understanding into the field.
"Definitely reversal surgery and regret in transgender persons is one of the very hot topics," the surgeon said. "Generally, we have to support all research in this field."
He also revealed that all of the reversals he has carried out so far have been transgender women aged over 30, who have made the decision to restore their male genitalia.
The surgeon shared his concerns that the average age of patients undergoing sex operations is declining, and could be legally reduced to include minors.
Djordjevic stated that he will not carry out such surgeries on people under 18, however.
"I'm afraid what will happen five to 10 years later with this person," he explained. "It is more than about surgery; it's an issue of human rights. I could not accept them as a patient as I'd be afraid what would happen to their mind."
He also said that he has deep reservations about treating children with hormonal drugs before they reach puberty, which is under debate.
"Ethically, we have to help any person over the world starting from three to four years of age, but in the best possible way," he said. "If you change general health with any drug, I'm not a supporter of that theory."
Reports written by medical experts and scholars have questioned the safety and effectiveness of pressuring gender-confused children to undergo "radical" and "experimental" puberty-blocking hormone therapy.
The recent "Growing Pains: Problems With Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria" report argued that there is little evidence to show that puberty suppression is "reversible, safe, or effective for treating gender dysphoria."
Djordjevic's comments come amid a controversial decision by Bath Spa University in the U.K. last week to block researchers from looking into cases concerning gender reassignment surgery regrets.
The Sunday Times noted that James Caspian, a psychotherapist, wanted to study for a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy, but was refused permission to look into this area.
The university apparently explained that such research is potentially "politically incorrect," and could open the institution for criticism online.
Caspian, who specializes in therapy for transgender people, said that Bath Spa is violating "the most basic tenets of academic and intellectual freedom of enquiry," however.
RE: Bath Spa University
What a name! There has to be a connection with LGBT somewhere there....
Who could’ve possibly predicted this? Oh, only the people with actual ‘compassion’ who want these people to get help for their issues rather than go under the knife for strictly cosmetic surgery.
More Men Regretting Sex Change Surgery, Suffering Crippling
Depression mutilation: Surgeon
Every surgeon who has ever done tranny surgery - in either direction - should be ashamed.
johns hopkins stopped doing sex changes years ago.
found subjects still depressed and suicide rate very high.
hmm. go figure.
Serbia is known for its world class medicine. /s
I believe I read that the Suicide Rate for Transgendered Individuals (I would guess Males who want to transition to Female) is forty times the average for the general population.
It was the same for those opting for Sex Reassignment Surgery as not having it.
Mental Illness being treated as mainstream behavior.
Resist the heckler’s veto. Publish the findings anyway.
This is a doctor with a conscience and a sense of morality.
The problems have been brought about by the hormones in birth control pills and the fact that the hormones have been peed into waste water. They eventually find their way back in drinking water and screw up young males by imparting them with small amounts of female hormones.
This causes the males to question their masculinity and wonder if they should have been female.
You’re still not happy and now you don’t have your equipment.
Down the line there are going to be an awful lot of transsexuals suing the hell out of an awful lot of people because they thought their post surgery lives would be perfectly wonderful.
Kinda like my dog staring at where his parts used to be while wearing the collar of shame. At least the dogs still KNOW they are male.
Humans getting things lopped off is insane.
The help these people need is for the mental disorder that they have. There is nothing wrong with the organ between their legs; there is definitely something wrong going on with the organ between their ears. They need help with the mis-perception problem, not surgery.
This is mutilation, plain and simple. No doctor should be involved with this. Especially in an attempt to treat a mental illness.
This is catering to the desires of someone who is mentally unstable to begin with.
You don’t need a psych degree to predict this.
A moment of reflection. Let us choose bruce jenner as an example.
OK, he is a biological guy. He says he is a woman internally. If he is sexually attracted to men, he is gay since he is a guy. If he is sexually attracted to women, he is gay since he is a lady on the inside. Not only that but since he is female on the outside, his only option is women who are attracted to women — i.e. lesbians=gay.
Keep in mind, brucey was adamant he is NOT gay. So he has an unsolvable conundrum.
“Transenderism” should be treated like bulemia/anorexia: it is a body dysmorphia disease that will probably lead to death if not treated early.
Telling people who feel they are the “wrong” sex it is OK to coddle that feeling is like telling anorexics they really ARE fat and telling them to cut back on eating (or increase vomiting for bulimics).
>>I believe I read that the Suicide Rate for Transgendered Individuals (I would guess Males who want to transition to Female) is forty times the average for the general population.
Bathroom dysmorphia: They are depressed because they can’t go to the little girl’s room. (do I need the /sarc tag?)
Honestly, my heart breaks for these lost, lost souls. These people started with a mental condition and then were goaded by the media and society to chart their own, unstable, path. Those who did must be absolutely miserable. Just try to imaging that everything in your biological chemistry and DNA witness to your mind that you are male, yet you have mutilated yourself into an illusion of being female. I simply cannot fathom the sheer psychological torment these poor souls must be undergoing. How tragic.
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