Transgender suicide rates are ten times the overall population. Does sexual reassignment surgery cure mental disorder or has medical science made life worse through medical mutilation?
Bradley Manning, who changed his stage name to “Chelsea” to further his career as a professional malcontent and attention whore, has at least two suicide attempts under his belt that keep his male genitalia company on those long winter nights when nobody wants anything to do with him because he’s a nut-job. Actually, that might be three attempts, since the case can be made that a hunger strike is close enough to a suicide attempt to count.
This clown can’t even succeed at offing himself.
Reviewing Bradley Manning’s entry on Wikipedia, chosen for review because the site is overflowing with Leftists and Liberal bias, leads to the conclusion that Bradley made a habit of throwing tantrums when he failed in life. Whether pulling a knife on his step-mother during an argument about his not finding a job, taking running jumps at walls when his step-brother took the Manning name, leaving college after failing an exam, or overturning a table in response to an Army supervisor disciplining him, rash and violent reactions were the young man’s preferred method of dealing with frustrated objectives. His suicide attempts in prison were continuations of the pattern of throwing hissy fits.
Little Lord Fauntleroy Bradley Manning isn’t the only prima donna to have a meltdown when life refuses to play the requested tune. Transgenders kill themselves at a rate an order of magnitude greater than the overall population; greater than forty percent versus a smidge under four percent. The Liberals, who establish what can only be described as Tranny Nanny Organizations, would have you believe the astronomical suicide rate of transgenders is the result of combinations of bullying in school, familial rejection, societal genders norms, and butterflies flapping their wings in the Amazon rain-forest in 1921.
For a group that wants to portray themselves as tough and brave, trannys sure seem emotionally fragile.
The faith-based belief that God created only two genders in all but the most primitive of life forms is disregarded by those who worship at the altar of science, so the argument has to be made imperfectly by putting it into terms the heathens will understand. It’s not easy because they are society’s version of a petulant child shouting at his parents that they are not the boss of him.
Because sex chromosomes only come in two flavors, XX-for women and XY for men, there are literally only two ways to combine them on a fifty-fifty basis. In the rare case of a third sex chromosome, a third sex not possible. It’s a new sex variant in the same way being born with a sixth digit is a new class of human being. The fancy word is polydactyly and occurs at the same rate as XXY-chromosomes (one in five hundred versus between one in seventeen thousand to one in fifty thousand, depending on the exact sex chromosome defect).
Trannys are going to have to do better than an extra pinky before they get their own X-Men movie.
While on the subject of genes, what few twin studies exists show a concordance rate of thirty-nine percent of both identical twins being transgender. So, even sharing the exact set of genes, if one twin decides to literally switch sides and play for the other team, there is a sixty percent chance the other twin won’t.
These studies performed by Leftist institutions, desperate for transgenderism to be an immutable quality, such as race, color, or ethnicity, still fall flat in the claim that transsexuals are “born this way.” Based on identical twins being, by definition, genetically identical, the expectation would be to have a concordance rate of one hundred percent. Twin studies involving those separated at birth show massively higher rates of far more ephemeral outcomes, such as choice of musical instruments, career fields, and pets they own.
You would think the amputation of existing genitalia and plastic surgery to construct the opposite would rest on evidence a little more solid that what is cheerfully accepted for concordance in hobbies.
The Tranny Mongers have an answer to that. The discussion of results explains away the lack of correlation as being environmental.
So, when the Born This Way model is not supported by science, the cause of transgenderism reverts back to the way mom and dad raised you. Got it. It’s their fault.
What mom and dad screwed up, a little medically approved butchery is sure to fix. An August 2016 study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center reported that thirty percent of transgender youth reported at least one suicide attempt, forty-two percent a history of self-injury, such as cutting, and a higher frequency of suicide attempts among transgender youth dissatisfied with their weight.
As mentioned above, the overall suicide rate for transgenders is a touch above forty percent. What should make people think is that the suicide rate does not go down any appreciable amount post-surgery. If lopping off the twig and berries and installing a fun-zone (or vice versa) solved all the life problems of trannys, why isn’t the post-surgery suicide rate closer to the under-four percent of the general population?
Bodily mutilation does not solve mental disorders.
Were a psychiatrist to examine a patient who said the neighbor’s dog was instructing him to kill people, the doctor would treat the auditory hallucinations, rather than hand the patient a loaded pistol, shrug his shoulders, and say, “Do what you gotta do, buddy.” However, that is exactly what happens with transsexuals. Gender Dysphoria (because the old Gender Identity Disorder made it sound like people who felt they are the opposite sex visiting a psychiatrist had something wrong inside their head) is the only psychiatric condition that is self-diagnosed by the patient and treated by surgical intervention.
An August 2014 study from Tehran Institute of Psychiatry (admittedly, the land of forced sexual reassignment surgery for homosexuals, but the most recent study I could find and in line with older studies) found that two-thirds of participants, all persons requesting sex reassignment surgery, had at least one psychiatric condition paired with, and that contributed to, Gender Dysphoria; major depressive disorder, specific phobia, and adjustment disorder being the three most common, in order of occurrence.
None of those things sound like something good to have. I also have it on pretty good authority that they can be managed quite effectively with courses of treatment that do not include changing the foundation of the patient’s identity.
We know antidepressants reduce suicides by twenty percent. Could we try the Happy Pills before taking a scalpel to Mr. Happy?
Sex reassignment surgery regret is a real thing. Of course, there are people who are never content no matter how many good things happen to them. They exist, but hopefully should have been weeded out of the sex reassignment surgery pipeline before going under anesthesia.
As early as 1979, Dr. Charles Ihlenfeld, after six years studying under pioneering transsexual researcher Dr. Harry Benjamin and three years treating over five hundred people with cross-gender hormones, concluded that eighty percent of people seeking sex reassignment surgery should not do it, and the remaining twenty percent would only find a temporary reprieve from their unhappiness.
This was long before any actual studies were conducted, so it’s the best evidence available. It’s anecdotal and doesn’t meet study standards, but at least, it’s an opinion from someone with an undeniably qualified background from which to speak.
More recently, but still fairly dated, is Dr. Chris Hyde of University of Birmingham who “found no robust scientific evidence that gender reassignment surgery is clinically effective.” Current studies to put numbers on the actual regret rate of sex reassignment surgery don’t seem to attract sufficient academic interest or government money to mount any studies. The possible funders likely know exactly what they will find, and it doesn’t jive with the current Liberal narrative.
Tennis champ Rene Richards, born Richard Raskind, deeply regrets his sex reassignment surgery. Writer Mike Penner regretted his so deeply that he joined the “Forty-One Percent Club” by committing suicide in 2009, even though he had transitioned back to a man after a year of writing at the pinnacle of Gonzo Journalism as Christine Daniels. Wait Heyer, never finding the promised Nirvana that came with transitioning into a woman, transitioned back to his original sex and became a mental health advocate. Rumor has it that Caitlyn Jenner is so unhappy pretending to be a woman, that he is considering rejoining the world as Bruce.
Go here for a bunch of other sex change regret research I didn’t touch on.
The biology says there is no such thing as a woman trapped in a man’s body, or vice versa, which is much less common. The psychiatric community is beginning to grudgingly admit there are often underlying psychiatric disorders that make the lives of those with Gender Dysphoria suck even more than if they had Gender Dysphoria by itself.
There is no guarantee that curing, or at least, effectively managing, depression, phobias, or adjustment disorder would help even one patient be released from a Gender Dysphoria diagnosis, but it makes a lot of sense to this redneck farmer from Tennessee to see how far you can get with a pill before resorting to a knife.
Who knows? Perhaps up to two-thirds of people with Gender Dysphoria could come to the realization that only the one psychopathy is manageable, as well, or simply not worth going the full measure of sex reassignment surgery.
They could always manage their Gender Dysphoria with some weekend crossdressing and the occasional Casual Encounter ad on Craigslist.
My wild-ass theory is that adults who manifest with Gender Dysphoria fall into one of three categories:
Greener Grass Trannies
The Greener Grass theory has to do with the chronically unhappy. Everyone has encountered them in life. This guy could find a pair of Swedish supermodel twins riding a unicorn that pisses gold coins and craps bacon-cheeseburgers and still not be content with life.
The Greener Grass Tranny may or may not be homosexual, but knows something is not right. Despite all the claims of misogyny and danger in being a woman, the transgender, knowing full well that women have the societal advantage, jump at the opportunity to gain the perks of womanhood. Often, they retain sexual attraction to women, which complicates, rather than simplifies, their lives.
Women who transition into men are generally lesbians who continue having sex with none-to-picky men until their add-a-dick-to-me surgery and assumption of their place in the glorious patriarchy, where they discover being a man isn’t all backyard barbeques and chopping down trees.
Men get injured and killed a lot.
The biology of men is such that we like sex and plenty of it, with as many partners as possible. The reason that AIDS spread so rapidly, and sexually transmitted diseases, in general, are so widespread in the gay community, is that men are highly promiscuous, as a group. Some men are so randy that once they work through every ugly and fat girl within an hour’s drive of the house, they lower their standards even more and become bisexual.
That sexual drive among homosexual men, who for whatever reasons don’t live life as a gay man, leads to a lot of frustration. Whether it be an aversion to identifying as homosexual or the relative paucity of possible sex partners, how better to have your cake and eat it, too, than becoming a woman? Rather than about ten percent of the male population possibly willing to insert themselves into you, it expands to ninety percent.
The current whining of the transgender community that heterosexual men don’t want to have sex with transgenders is a manifestation of coming face-to-face with the often intransient nature of the vast majority of men’s requirement that the women they bed having been born with female naughty bits.
Women who crave continual reassurance and positive reinforcement are tolerated by men because they ultimately control access to sex. We don’t like it, but that’s the way it is. Men who behave in the same needy ways are scorned by their peers. They are treated shabbily, and with good cause. Hell, women don’t even dig bitch-ass men.
Such behavior in men stems from a lack of fathers in families, and its result of boys being raised into manhood by women. As wonderful and necessary as women are, they make piss-poor fathers. Uncles, brothers, step-dads, etc. are poor substitutes for the presence of a biological father, the absolute authority he wields, and his ability to bring righteous fury down upon an uppity teenage boy, who has realized he is physically stronger than his mother and wonders exactly why it is he has to do as she tells him.
“Wait until your father gets home” is the scariest and most powerful phrase a mother has at her disposal. Without the ability to use it, mothers tend to raise self-absorbed, selfish men, who do not think or act beyond their own desires and interests. Mothers then have to negotiate, cajole, and bribe to convince their sons to perform the least of selfless acts that should be ingrained parts of all decent men’s ethos.
Johns Hopkins, pioneers of sex reassignment surgery, stopped performing them about the time Bruce Jenner won Gold because they concluded the practice brought no important benefits.
None of the above evidence is presented to make a case that Gender Dysphoria does not exist or that the concept of gender is biological. Quite the contrary. I am willing to concede both points; Gender Dysphoria exits and gender is a fluid social construct.
Were gender not both fluid and a social construct, the concepts of masculine, feminine, effeminate, and butch would not exist.
Having said that, sex is immutable and determined at conception. Any attempts to alter the situation result in masculinized women and feminized men, who go through a hollow life playacting as a person they are not. No less an authority than Dr. Paul McHugh, Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and their hospital’s former psychiatrist-in-chief, who has studied transgenders for forty years, flatly states as much in a June 2015 Witherspoon Institute article.
The poor wretches who suffer from bona fide cases of Gender Dystopia, especially as children or adolescents, are suffering from anxiety about the roles and expectations of their respective sex and are attempting to seek refuge from the storm under a different umbrella. They are not so much Greener Grass Trannies as they fail to see, or are unaware of, the downsides of their opposite sex.
Transgenders suffer from a treatable, and often, preventable, mental psychopath. They need not resort to socially approved, medically sanctioned mayhem, which leaves them unable to create a life, in exchange for presenting a counterfeit image to the world. Transgenders are children of God, just like the rest of us. They deserve our pity, rather than our encouragement of their delusion.
No one would offer liposuction to an anorexic or cigarettes to someone suffering lung cancer. So, too, should we not offer sex reassignment surgery to transgenders.
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