Just figured I’d drop this off here while it was still on my mind. It’s a pretty common argument among decidedly anti-trans circles to bring up the daunting spectre of “trans regret”. I’m not gonna say it’s not a thing (because it is), and I’m not gonna say it isn’t tragic (because it is), but I will say that damn near everything that crowd is trying to sell you about it is a flat out lie.
In the real world, modern studies track surgery satisfaction rates as just short of 98%, which is probably a better satisfaction rating than most of the people you buy stuff from on eBay on a regular basis. Hell, it’s significantly better (80%) than the satisfaction rate of prostate cancer surgery patients, many of whom are also filled with regret.
And yeah, like pointed out above, the oft-quoted statistic of post-operative transsexuals attempting suicide 20x the amount of non-trans individuals falls apart the minute you do the math. You have to, you know, completely and conveniently ignore the absolutely epidemic amount of suicidal ideation in the trans community in general.
Also, Paul McHugh is a fucking hack and you should be ashamed of yourself to quote him. He was also an ideological accomplice to Operation Rescue and the murder of George Tiller, which bears repeating forever. Dude is a literal fucking terrorist.
But, you know, that crowd is usually pretty science, math and general reality adverse. Gotta push that narrative.