Trans surgery increases suicide risk

A very recent study of 90 million patients shows that trans-operated people run a 'significantly higher risk of suicide, death, self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder' and require psychiatric support. Thus, the completion of the long and arduous transition with 'affirmative' surgery does not ensure the achievement of the hoped-for well-being
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"Gender affirmation surgery is associated with a significantly higher risk of suicide, death, suicide/self-harm and post-traumatic stress disorder compared to the control groups in this real-world database. Since suicide is one of the most common causes of death among adolescents and middle-aged individuals, it is clear that we must work to prevent these unfortunate outcomes. This further reinforces the need for comprehensive psychiatric care in the years following gender affirmation surgery'.

These are the conclusions of the newest study Straub J J, Paul K K, Bothwell L G, et al. (April 02, 2024) Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Following Gender-Affirmation Surgery. Cureus 16(4): e57472. doi:10.7759/cureus.57472.

On a path of transition affirmative' surgery -that is, affirming the gender of the person's choice, from double mastectomy and/or the insertion of breast implants to the removal-reconstruction of genitals and every possible cosmetic surgery-. should be the culmination of the journey, with the achievement of that hard-fought prosperity. Apparently this is not the case, and the trans person may have to receive, possibly for life, the psychiatric and psychological care that maybe depathologisation of dysphoria, in most cases were not deemed necessary and often assimilated to conversion therapy.

It was precisely the issue at the centre of the Careggi hospital in Florence: the two owners of the service dedicated to minors, Alessandra Fisher and Jiska Ristori, stated that they do not do psychotherapy because do not intend to consider gender dysphoria as a pathology. 'Taking charge for gender affirmation pathways does not involve psychotherapy, this is important to specify. Just as with cisgender people who are not required to undergo psychotherapy to define their gender identity, this also applies to trans people,' said Jiska Ristori.

The new study says other things.

"With the increasing acceptance of transgender people," reads "the number of gender affirmation surgeries has increased. Transgender individuals face high rates of depression, leading to increased suicidal ideation and attempts. This study assesses the risk of suicide or self-harm associated with gender affirmation procedures. The retrospective study used unidentified patient data from the TriNetX database (TriNetX, LLC, Cambridge, MA), involving 56 health organisations in the United States and over 90 million patients (...)

Individuals undergoing gender affirmation surgery had a risk of suicide attempts 12.12 times higher than those who had not done so (...) Conclusions: gender affirmation surgery is significantly associated with high risks of suicide attempts, underlining the need for comprehensive post-procedure psychiatric support'.

The study concerns trans people who have undergone surgery and does not evaluate those who have undertaken only drug therapy. But: 1: as repeatedly demonstrated puberty blocker therapy, a self-fulfilling prophecy, actually initiates the subject's transition, therefore does not constitute 'a pause for decision' at all (not to mention irreversible side effects) but the start of the transition process in more than 90 per cent of cases, process that is often completed with surgery 2. as mentioned, the completion of the transition path should also complete the realisation of the trans person with the achievement of the objectives (the 'sex change'), achieving that should produce a definitive well-being.

Things apparently turn out differently.

MARINA TERRAGNI

here the abstract of the study

here the complete study


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