Am I in Better Mental Health Now that I’ve Had Genital Reconstruction Surgery?

My Experiences In Light of a New Study

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Do The Findings Ring True for Me, Someone Who Has Had “Transgender Surgery?”

First, I want to point out that the reporting of this study comes from ABC News, a mainstream news outlet. Therefore, I found myself reading it through a couple times to ensure that the findings of the study were accurate.

There’s Probably More to This

The problem is things like this are never cut and dried. The article mentions that the study group was mostly higher income.

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

The overriding issue for me, though, is just how little we still know. I am enthused about this study simply because there has been so little research done so far. We don’t know how people outside of the demographics of the small study group would respond, for instance.

Can We Consider This a Bit of Rare Good News, Though?

Yes, absolutely. I personally feel somewhat validated, as if my good feelings about transition and surgery have been born out by this study, at least a little bit.

Educator, writer, LGBTQ+ advocate, avid reader. Novelist in progress. Website: Empowering the LGBTQ+ community one word at a time.

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