I Wish I Had Been Told About These Risks Before Gender Surgery

Gender-confused individuals need psychotherapy not access to cross-sex restrooms, showers and dressing areas.

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Many Americans are unaware of the serious problems that face transgender persons.

For instance, a 2016 study comparing 20 Lebanese transgender participants to 20 control subjects reported that transgender individuals suffer from more psychiatric pathologies compared to the general population. More than 50 percent had active suicidal thoughts and 45 percent had had a major depressive episode.

While it may not be politically correct to link psychological disorders with the transgender population, the researchers see the evidence that a link exists. As a former transgender person, I wish the guy who approved me for gender surgery would have told me about the risks.

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Updated: 01/09/2017 — 18:15

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