Sex-change surgery regret is on the rise, leading surgeon says
Djordjevic cites two issues causing the increase in patients getting a sex change surgery and subsequently regretting it: a lack of robust research on the topic, and a lack of psychiatric evaluation and counseling before the surgeries.
While Djordjevic requires his patients to undergo a year or more of psychiatric evaluation followed by hormone evaluation and therapy, some patients seeking reversals have told him that they were only asked if they had the money for the surgery beforehand.
âI have heard stories of people visiting surgeries who only checked if they had the money to pay,â Djordjevic said. âWe have to stop this. As a community, we have to make very strong rules: nobody who wants to make this type of surgery or just make money can be allowed to do so.â
A psychotherapist at Bath Spa University tried to do research on âdetransitioning,â but his research proposal was rejected after he...