Top Surgeon: More Transgender People Have Post-Sex Change Regrets

Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, one of the world’s top genital reconstructive surgeons, says that increasingly more transgender people regret having sex-change surgery, but they aren’t heard.

Djordjevic said that most patients who want to reverse their procedures are transgender women older than 30 who want their male genitalia back.

The first time the Serbian doctor was asked to perform a reversal surgery was in 2012 when he had seven patients regretting their procedures. The patients came from various countries including the U.K. Currently, Djordjevic is helping two patients to de-transition and is in talks with six other.

Reconstructing the male genitalia is an incredibly challenging task, it requires multiple surgeries, about a year to fully complete and costs around $20,000. But patients want the operation because of the severe depression following sex-change surgery which made many of them contemplate suicide.

“It can be a real disaster to hear these stories,”

the surgeon said.

The saddest part is that those people’s turmoil is not being heard.

Research Deemed ‘Potentially Politically Incorrect’

Dr. Djordjevic and psychotherapist James Caspian, who has extensive expertise in working with transgender people, filed an application for a study on gender reassignment reversal with the Bath Spa University. Surprisingly, the British university turned them down, saying that the research may be “potentially politically incorrect”.

Caspian agreed to join the effort after his Serbian friend complained about the many reversals he was working on and the lack of proper research on the topic.

Caspian said that the university initially allowed them to research “detransitioning,” but when he submitted more details on the growing number of young transgender women regretting transitioning, the school’s ethics committee rejected the application, citing concerns over potential criticism from transgender activists.

The psychotherapist said he was “astonished” at the university’s decision. A spokesperson for the university said the institution has launched an investigation into why the application for research was rejected but refused to offer more details.
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