Study Finds Numerous Side Effects Of ‘Gender-Affirming Care’

Number of patients going under the knife has significantly increased in past decade
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14:  Surgeons at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham conduct an operation on June 14, 2006, Birmingham, England. Senior managers of the NHS have said that the organisation needs to become more open in the future. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A study by researchers from the Women’s College Hospital in Ontario, Canada found that more than half of trans women who received “bottom” surgery are in such pain one year after the operation that they need additional medical help.
  • As many as one-third of patients were found to have struggled using the toilet or have other sexual issues one year after receiving the operation.
  • Campaigners said the findings underscore that complicated surgeries, such as vaginoplasty, in many cases carry risks that patients do not know about.

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