Trans studies show no improvement in mental health after treatment

An increasing number of people who have subjected their bodies to drugs and surgery, believing their problems would be resolved if they transitioned, are speaking out about the lie that a person can change their sex.

When Ritchie Herron woke after gender reassignment surgery, he had a feeling he had made a terrible mistake.

Five years later, his scars still sometimes weep and he cannot walk long distances or ride a bike. “I’ve awakened from what was a mental health crisis, to a body that will be for ever changed and damaged,” he said. He no longer identifies as transgender and is living as a gay man “as best I can, given what has happened”.

Herron and the father of a 21 year old who is about to undergo genital removal surgery, are set to sue NHS England and are calling for a judicial review of transgender health practices.

Herron believes that “the model of care for gender dysphoria in the NHS adult service is “profoundly unsafe” and “routinely places young people on a pathway towards irreversible lifelong treatment”.

He, and the other man’s son, both have autism. Herron spent five years on hormones and in therapy to transition before finally undergoing genital removal. 

In 2018, “two days before my 31st birthday, I underwent a surgery that removed my genitals, inverting them in a procedure that has been marked as refined, but is no more civilised than an amputation” he said.

“Today, despite multiple follow-up surgeries, my scar lines still weep, occasionally becoming inflamed and causing crippling pain. In the flesh cavity that was created to mimic a vagina, I feel mostly nothing, aside from the occasional stabs of pain. I can’t use the toilet properly . . . and no matter how hard I push or strain, a dribble emerges, which may continue for hours after I have left the seat.”

The father who, with Herron, is seeking a judicial review of the adult services, says he is terrified of the possible outcome for his child, who was born a boy and who is due to undergo genital surgery shortly. The young person “is on the autistic spectrum, suffers from anxiety and has very poor mental health”, according to the father. The father believes that, like Herron, they think “becoming a woman will solve so many of his problems”.

“I am one of the many parents who is heartbroken over the journey my son has taken,” said the father, who is paying towards the legal fees for the case. “I know he has been let down by the system and fear for his future.”

Despite what trans advocates proclaim, neither mental health nor suicide rates decrease after drug therapy or surgery for gender incongruence.

Along with the increasing number of de-transitioner stories, studies over several years prove the exact opposite.

One study conducted by the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) looked at the amount of prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, after hormone treatment and gender reassignment surgery. They “also studied healthcare visits for mood and anxiety disorders, and post-suicide attempt hospitalizations among the Swedish population.”

The original conclusion that drugs and surgery are positive for gender incongruent patients and that mental health treatments were reduced was redacted after several medical practitioners challenged the findings. Doctors, psychiatrists, endocrinologists and professors challenged the conclusion after reviewing the facts. The AJP was forced to change the conclusion based on those facts.

The study, following the AJP’s redaction, concluded that transgender surgery offers no improvement of one’s mental health and even suggested that there was “an increase in treatment for anxiety after surgery.”

Many parents report that trans activist medical staff often repeat the mantra, “would you prefer a live daughter or a dead son” in an effort to convince parents to consent to puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones. 

Several years ago a Swedish study revealed that 10 years after surgery, “the sex-reassigned group had nineteen times the rate of completed suicides and nearly three times the rate of all-cause mortality and inpatient psychiatric care, compared to the general population.”

Binary has been calling for a Royal Commission into gender clinic practices.

It is becoming increasingly clear that drugs and surgery are not the fail safe, reversible treatments some claim they are. There are serious, detrimental, irreversible side effects of drugs and surgery that must be studied and assessed.

Victorian State MP Moira Deeming has also called on the Victorian government to conduct a review. Watch her powerful statement to parliament here.