More than half of those who undergo surgery to “transition” from male to female experience so much discomfort that they require medical attention, according to a new study.
Vaginoplasty is a procedure that usually involves inverting the penis and clearing a void between the urethra and rectum to create a false vagina. It frequently results in serious medical complications.
Fifty-five percent of men who undergo the procedure are in such discomfort that they require medical care, even one year after the operation, according to research conducted at the Women's College Hospital in Ontario, Canada. The study involved 80 patients, following up with them five years and three months after their procedures.
Pain isn't the only symptom of genital mutilation. In reality, almost 43 percent reported “bleeding,” nearly 34 percent had “sexual function concerns,” and 32.5 percent said they had “vaginal discharge.”
In many cases, patients aren't advised of the negative effects before deciding to proceed with these surgeries, which are notoriously complex.
The most commonly reported concerns are pain (53.5 percent), bleeding (42.5 percent), and dilation issues (46.3 percent); however, many respondents reported sexual issues (33.8 percent), wounds that are not healing properly (21.3 percent), and difficulty urinating (22.5 percent).
Based on the research, such problems can be classified as “minor” but have the potential to escalate into more severe medical problems.
Some are skeptical of the procedures and claim the mental-health consequences they bring prevent people suffering from gender dysphoria from attaining the positive outcomes they seek.
“It is quite clear from the most up-to-date studies that vaginoplasty and other genital surgeries don't work in the way that people hope they will,” Genspect's director and psychotherapist, Stella O'Malley, said. “The reason why there is so many problems is because this is an incredibly difficult surgery. Young vulnerable people need to know about the challenges they will face post surgery but few of them do.”
The number of people who undergo cross-sex surgery has risen significantly since 2010. From 2010 until 2018, the number of people who sought these procedures increased by 150 times, according to a study released in October.
Within the United States, there are approximately 1.6 million people who are “transgender” or “non-binary.” But as Breitbart News reported, the number of children who are “transgender” has nearly doubled in recent years. In addition, nearly 5 percent of the nation's young adults are “transgender” or “non-binary.”
While certain physicians on the left are adamant about the need for hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and genital-mutilation surgeries as appropriate options to treat young people who are believed to be transgender, new research suggests that such treatments actually increase the likelihood of suicide among transgender teenagers.
While the medical profession in the United States has been a proponent of these procedures for children, doctors in Europe are becoming more skeptical, even about “social transition” (the use of “preferred pronouns” and other names and facilities that don't match the actual sex of a person)—in certain cases, banning transitions.