Nov 30, 2023Liked by Gender Crossroads

Thank you!

Something to quote also:

"Hormone Therapy, Mental Health, and Quality of Life Among Transgender People: A Systematic Review ", Baker et al., 2021. Paid for in part by WPATH.

They looked at suicide.

"We could not draw any conclusions about death by suicide."

They in fact found the data about suicide "insufficient."

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"10 Minute Fact Check - how much actual data on trans health and death is there in 10 minutes"

1) Transsexualism itself is extremely protective against violent death, in stark contrast to claims made by transgender organizations. Trans people die from violent death at a rate around 90% lower than the general population. Yes, you read that correctly, 90% lower, not somewhat higher.

[ Source: Centers for Disease Control Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 48 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2020 - 71,000 deaths;]

[ Source: National Institutes of Health, Transgender Population Size in the United States: a Meta-Regression of Population-Based Probability Samples, 2018 - .39%; ]

[ Source: Human Rights Campaign: Fatal Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2023: 26 deaths ]

If trans deaths were _only proportional_ to other violent deaths in the US, we should have seen 280 deaths. I don't know about you, but I haven't heard about hundreds of transsexuals dying as the result of violence-related injuries. In fact, I think I may have heard of a single violence-related trans death in SF in the last several years (a possibly trans-identified man attacked a security guard at a Walgreens while stealing items, and was killed in the melee), which while sad, is statistically is not an outlier.

Likewise, an outcome of 'affirmation therapy' can be death due to therapy itself: untreated mental co-morbidities, surgical complications, hormone-imbalance-induced circulatory problems, and both transitions and de-transitioner regret suicide for starts. Swedish studies show worse outcomes for transitions. Startlingly, iatrogenic hormone-induced circulatory problems elevate heart failure risk 400% in biological female trans, and may look similar for men, my 10 minutes are up.

[ SOURCE: PLoS One, Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden, 2011 ]

[ SOURCE: National Institutes for Health, Young adult psychological outcome after puberty suppression and gender reassignment, 2014, 1 death in a group of 22 biological males, undisclosed number who actually had surgery ]

[ SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, Analysis of Mortality Among Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults in England, 2023 ]

A simple (and from my sampling, highly accurate, though possibly biased) aggregation of statistics to shorten 10-minute checks can be found here: https://statsforgender.org

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