Skip to comments.Public UK University Bans Research Into Transgender Surgery Regrets
Posted on 09/24/2017 9:41:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A public university in the United Kingdom has refused to allow a researcher to look into cases of people who regretted having gender reassignment surgery and transitioned back to living as their birth sex. The university says such a study "may be detrimental to the reputation of the institution," according to a report.
James Caspian, a psychotherapist, proposed to do the study for a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University, but was refused permission, according to The Sunday Times.
The university explained that the potentially "politically incorrect" research could be criticized on the internet and thereby harm the reputation of the institution.
Bath Spa is violating "the most basic tenets of academic and intellectual freedom of enquiry," Caspian, who specializes in therapy for transgender people, tells the Times.
Caspian's proposal was initially approved by the university, but he couldn't find people willing to take part in it. He then asked if he could change the proposal to include women who had transitioned to men and reverted to living as women without reversing their surgery. The university told Caspian that he would need to write a new proposal to its ethics sub-committee, which rejected the request.
The rejection slip stated, "Engaging in a potentially 'politically incorrect' piece of research carries a risk to the university. Attacks on social media may not be confined to the researcher but may involve the university."
A recent report written by three well-respected medical experts and scholars questioned the safety and effectiveness of pressuring gender-confused children to undergo "radical" and "experimental" puberty-blocking hormone therapy even though the treatment and its side-effects haven't yet been adequately researched by the science and medical communities.
The report, Growing Pains: Problems With Puberty Suppression in Treating Gender Dysphoria, argued that while puberty suppression therapy through hormone intervention is increasingly being recommended for children with gender dysphoria and at younger ages, there is little evidence that shows that puberty suppression is "reversible, safe, or effective for treating gender dysphoria."
"Psychologists do not understand what causes gender dysphoria in children and adolescents, or how to distinguish reliably between children who will only temporarily express feelings of being the opposite sex from children whose gender dysphoria will be more persistent. Until much more is known about gender dysphoria, and until controlled clinical trials of puberty suppression are carried out, this intervention should be considered experimental," the report stated. "Regardless of the good intentions of the physicians and parents, to expose young people to such treatments is to endanger them."
Previous research findings much of it on the brain have led some to conclude that being transgender is not a choice. But not all researchers are on board with that conclusion.
In 1995, a study by the Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research showed "a female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals."
Researchers had looked at a part of the brain called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc) a brain area that is essential for sexual behavior and is larger in men than in women. They found that male-to-female transsexuals had a female-sized BSTc.
The researchers also noted that "the size of the BSTc was not influenced by sex hormones in adulthood and was independent of sexual orientation."
In a follow-up study in 2000, the same research institutions looked at the neurons specialized cells that transmit information in the BSTc. More specifically, they examined the number of somatostatin-expressing neurons. They found that men had almost twice as many somatostatin neurons as women.
Male-to-female transsexuals had a similar number of neurons in the BSTc to that of women. The number of neurons in a female-to-male transsexual was similar to that of men.
Researchers concluded that there could be a "neurobiological basis of gender identity disorder."
Previous research findings much of it on the brain have led some to conclude that being transgender is not a choice
Everything we do is a choice!
No worries about studies, the 45% higher suicide rate is study enough about their regret.
This needs to be studied, if changing sex is going to be paid by insurance. Practically speaking, one needs to know the likely outcomes. Are transistioned transgendered people more prone to depression, suicidal ideation or addictions than non transitioned trans? Parents of what they consider a transgender minor should know the statistics as well, before they run out and buy junior a new Spring Wardrobe, because he may have declared himself a trans person.
Must not ask inconvenient questions. By the way, interesting name for a college; taking class notes must be difficult while sitting in a hot tub.
Homo Highway and LGBT Lane are now one way streets.
You can check in anytime you like but you can never leave.
Even if they.don’t commit suicide,.they will be traumatized for life dealing with the tranny regret. And how many of these “frozen vegetables” will end up with cancer, heart disease or other life threatening health issues within the next 15-20 years? The meds administered to do chpadickoffames and addadicktomes have some nasty carcinogenic properties. Not to mention the potentially serious consequences of pumping up someone with more estrogen and/or testosterone than their bodies are naturally designed to handle. There’s a reason Johns Hopkins no longer does these procedures. Medical ethics? Or do they see the writing on the wall? I can envision YYUUUGE class actions against Drs, therapists and hospitals by the trannies and their families. Sure they are made well aware of the health and psych risks associated with such procedures, (aren’t they?) but that didn’t stop the tobacco lawsuits. And the same shystere who fought tooth and nail for tranny rights will be making even more shytloads of $$$ with these upcoming class actions.
I wonder if the smaller BST in men is relevant in homosexual men too
I bet dykes don’t have bigger BST though
I’ve never been convinced queerness is all choice
Not a popular view here but I go on 60 years of watching
You are not allowed to tell the truth.
So official doctrine is that you WILL accept that chopping dix off is normal and natural.
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