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Spike in Transgender Surgeries Show Medical Priorities

08/24/21

John Stonestreet

Timothy D Padgett

Headlines and newsfeeds are full of images and descriptions of overcrowded hospitals because of a spike in Covid infections. Some states have issued new lockdown and mask mandates to ensure that doctors and nurses aren’t overwhelmed by a new influx of the sick. From the beginning of the pandemic, some medical procedures were postponed to prioritize Covid care.

That’s why it’s so strange that despite all the rationing we’ve been hearing about, there was a notable rise in so-called “gender confirmation surgeries” for women. These are procedures in which otherwise healthy body parts are removed from female patients suffering with gender dysphoria.

Numerous studies show that these surgeries do not deliver what they promise, in terms of inner peace and long-term happiness. Even so, plastic surgeons not only continued performing these unnecessary amputations but increased them during a global pandemic.

This is a movement committed to denying reality.

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Resources:

Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All
John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera | BreakPoint | August 12, 2020

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