A psychiatric journal made a big mistake about transgender surgery
[American Thinker] A year ago, a massive study of transgender surgeries in Sweden claimed that people with body dysphoria who had the surgery were psychologically more healthy than those who did not have surgery. The same journal that published that finding just retracted it.
Over the years, in large part because I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, I met several people who had taken hormones and had surgery to turn themselves into a rough and stereotypical version of someone who was the opposite of their biological sex. Consistently, they were the most unhappy people I had ever met.
That was a small and unscientific sample, but it was pretty clear to me that fulfilling their desire to present to the world as the opposite of their biological sex did nothing to make the people I met happy. In retrospect, I realize that I was looking at the type of people Walt Heyer talks about in a fascinating interview with Candace Owens.
Like the people I had met, Heyer also thought he would be happier if he could have surgery and hormones that would "transform" him into the opposite of his biological sex. The fact that he had male DNA did not stop him from thinking modern science could fundamentally change him.
The medical establishment didn't bother giving Heyer psychotherapy to see if his body dysphoria was a sign of a deeper issue. Instead, his doctors put Heyer on estrogen and scheduled surgery. Once on the estrogen, Heyer felt happier. What he didn't know is that estrogen is something of a mood-tranquilizer or suppressor. If women didn't have estrogen, they'd probably kill their babies (and I do not mean that figuratively; I mean it literally).
Posted by: Besoeker 2020-08-06