by JAKE WELCH at thenationalpulse.com
Transgender surgery, also known as “gender-affirming surgery,” does not reduce the demand for mental health services, according to a study conducted by the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP).
The study surveyed the effectiveness of gender-affirming hormone treatment and gender-affirming surgery on prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, healthcare visits for mood and anxiety disorders, and post-suicide attempt hospitalizations among the Swedish population.
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.”
The AJP was forced to make a major correction following the study’s initial conclusion that “surgery did reduce mental health treatment” after a number of clinicians questioned the study’s legitimacy, including Dr. Van Mol, Endocrinologist Michael Laidlaw, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist Miriam Grossman, and Paul McHugh, a distinguished university Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Another Swedish study that the clinicians also highlight found that when assessing suicide over ten years after assignment 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.”read more