In the international caste system, transgender individuals are considered the bravest and most heroic of us all, whose feelings should take precedence over every other issue in our society, including those pesky little things like religious freedom, biology, and objective truth. To be transgender or to support those who are is considered the epitome of “wokeness.”
The tragic reality, however, is that for many individuals the process of physical “transitioning” leads to regret, shame, and depression. Sadly, those who discover that physically mutilating their bodies was not the answer to their psychological condition are unable to reverse the permanent damage done.
Such is the case for 19-year-old Nathaniel. Walt Heyer, a former transgender himself, reports for The Daily Signal:
Less than a year after having gender surgery, Nathaniel now says, “This whole thing was a bad idea. I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.”
It’s heartbreaking each time I get a letter from someone who underwent gender-change surgery and regrets it, especially someone as young as Nathaniel.
With his permission, I’m telling a bit of his story to raise awareness of the young lives being ruined by the rush to surgery, and hoping that hearing the testimony of this young man will influence others on this path to slow down and consider the consequences before consenting to surgery.
In Nathaniel’s case, he says he was bullied by the boys in elementary school because he was sensitive and preferred playing girl games. When he was a bit older, he discovered internet pornography, heard about transgenderism, and as he says, “convinced myself that’s what I was.”
When he finally worked up the nerve to tell his mother in the summer after eighth grade, she made an appointment with, in his words, “a doctor at an informed-consent clinic.”
He started seeing the doctor a week after his 15th birthday, and from how he describes the next years of his teens, I’d say going to the clinic didn’t improve his life.
This tale is becoming all too common. Children are being manipulated and coerced into believing the lies of transgenderism. Instead of seeing a psychologist, which should be the obvious route for someone who believes they are supposed to be the opposite sex, these confused children are being preyed upon by supposed medical professionals who are more concerned with being transgender activists than in their Hippocratic oaths to “do no harm” and “treating” these children with irreversible, irresponsible, abusive mutilation and the administration of dangerous hormones.
Transgenderism, medically known as gender dysphoria, does not improve with the “help” of medical “gender” experts. For Nathaniel, seeing the doctors worsened his mental condition and caused him to become detached and reclusive.
“From then on,” Nathaniel says, “I slowly detached from everything until I was just staying home, playing video games, and going on the internet all day. I stopped reading, drawing, riding my bicycle. I surrounded myself in an echo chamber that supported and validated my poor decisions, because the others were also, unfortunately, stuck in that pit, too.”
Heyer’s report continues:
A month after his 18th birthday, Nathaniel had what’s euphemistically called “bottom surgery.” For a male like Nathaniel, that means refashioning the male genitalia into a pseudo-vagina. He suffered some complications that required a second surgery a few months later, and he had facial surgery to further feminize his appearance.
It is so hard to imagine any medical professional recommending anyone undergo this type of “surgery” to “fix” their body. It’s unfathomable how anybody could think that kind of procedure would have a positive impact on a person’s life. It’s no surprise that nine months after Nathaniel’s surgery he says:
“Now that I’m all healed from the surgeries, I regret them. The result of the bottom surgery looks like a Frankenstein hack job at best, and that got me thinking critically about myself. I had turned myself into a plastic-surgery facsimile of a woman, but I knew I still wasn’t one. I became (and to an extent, still feel) deeply depressed.”
What a sad way to go about discovering such a basic truth. Nathaniel was failed by his parents and every single medial professional who pushed him along the path that eventually led to the irreversible mutilation of his genitalia.
Men cannot become women. Period. And it’s unthinkably cruel to convince someone with genuine mental illness that modern “medicine” can change this biological reality.
The longer we allow the transgender ideology to rule the culture the more victims it will claim. The more children will be thrown to the wolves by their “woke” parents who care more about being culturally relative than what’s actually best for them. Once the “medical professionals” get their hands on these unfortunate kids the push to begin drug treatments and eventual surgery only intensifies.
This has to stop. We have to speak out and make our voices heard and as we have seen with getting drag queen story hours shut down, we can make a difference.
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