Thank you.This came across on my news feed today:
The article explains how most trans people are happier after transitioning:
"Many have been harassed or verbally abused. They’ve been kicked out of their homes, denied health care and accosted in bathrooms. A quarter have been physically attacked, and about 1 in 5 have been fired or lost out on a promotion because of their gender identity. They are more than twice as likely as the population at large to have experienced serious mental health struggles such as depression.
Yet most trans adults say transitioning has made them more satisfied with their lives.
“Living doesn’t hurt anymore,” said TC Caldwell, a 37-year-old Black nonbinary person from Montgomery, Ala. “It feels good to just breathe and be myself.”
The statistics get a bit involved but it is rather clear that overall most are more satisfied afterwards. It is a complex issue. Not everyone is going to be happy. Some will even transition back.. There is no simple "You can and should transition or No, you should not and cannot transition" answer. The fact that some are going to have regrets does not justify ending this process for everybody. One does not make policy solely based upon minorities. Saying no one can transition because a handful truly regret it would be a gross miscarriage of justice.
There is a reason that transitioning is often recommended by medical professionals. More than just making people happier after transitioning, it also helps to alleviate mental health crises, including suicidal ideation.
Gender confirmation surgery is sometimes the best way of alleviating gender dysphoria and the ensuing mental health issues it causes, again, including suicidal ideation. It actually prevents people from killing themselves.
It is a life saving medical procedure.