Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Vicki Batts
According to a top doctor and surgeon, the number of transgender patients looking to get their surgeries reversed is on the rise. Hailing from Serbia, Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic is a urologist who splits his time between a clinic in his home country and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. However unlikely it may seem, Serbia has actually grown into an international destination point for transgender surgeries. Dr. Djordjevic has been treating patients from around the globe for the last ten years.
Dr. Djordjevic says that in the last few years, he’s seen an increase in the number of patients he sees looking to reverse their procedures. He explains that in many cases, these patients simply did not receive proper counseling and screening before undergoing their surgeries. You’d think that such a life-altering decision would be taken more seriously by medical professionals, but to mainstream medicine, profits come before patients — and sex-change operations surely do come with a hefty price tag.
Five years ago, Djordjevic says he got a call from his first patient seeking to reverse a gender-change operation. In the months afterwards, he received another six calls from patients in similar circumstances. The trend of people looking to reverse their sex operations has seemed to continue; Djordjevic says he presently has six potential candidates looking for a reversal operation. “Definitely reversal surgery and regret in transgender persons is one of the very hot topics,” he commented.
Sex change regret seems to be an increasingly common phenomenon, though there is little data to go on. As Dr. Djordjevic notes, transition surgeries are becoming more accepted but reversal surgeries remain highly stigmatized. Back in 1993, the Independent reported that as many as one out of every 20 people who underwent a sex change operation would ultimately regret their decision.
At the time, gender counselor and administrator of the Gender Dysphoria Trust Fran Springfield commented, “Surgery is held to be the end of everyone’s problems, both by gender identity sufferers and by some psychiatrists. But there is no magical solution. Counselling can help weed out inappropriate cases. It is absolutely vital that those who cannot pay for private help should receive adequate counselling on the NHS.”
As transgenderism continues to grow more “mainstream,” its hard not to wonder if the rate of regret is even higher these days. Recently, Bath Spa University, located in the U.K., put the kibosh on a research project seeking to answer that very question. The university declared that James Caspian, a psychotherapist seeking a master’s degree in counseling and psychotherapy, would not be allowed to research sex change reversals because it “might harm the school’s reputation on social media.”
Apparently studying the potential shortcomings of transgender surgeries is just too politically incorrect. Caspian was asked to “revise” his proposal several times, before ultimately receiving a notice that said, “Engaging in a potentially ‘politically incorrect’ piece of research carries a risk to the university,” and “Attacks on social media may not be confined to the researcher but may involve the university.”
While transgenderism is picking up steam in the mainstream media, it seems that anything that might call into question the safety of transgender operations is flagrantly “incorrect.” Apparently, it’s offensive to even raise awareness about the potential regret that comes with a life-changing operation? Regardless of how you feel about transgenderism, the idea that sex-change operations are a life-altering decisions that carry a wide variety of risks (including regret) really shouldn’t be up for debate. It’s a serious undertaking and should be researched as such.
As is typical for the Left, anyone and anything who might disrupt their narrative is attacked and shut down. Even trans activist Caitlyn Jenner was attacked by liberals over her political beliefs. (Follow more news on transgenderism and gender politics at Gender.news.)
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