Friday, May 17, 2024

To Prevent Suicide

The argument that the mutilators use to get parents to mutilated their children is that trans kids commit suicide.  "You want to save your child, right?"

The abstract from "Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Following Gender-Affirmation Surgery" in Cureus (2024):

"Individuals who underwent gender-affirming surgery had a 12.12-fold higher suicide attempt risk than those who did not (3.47% vs. 0.29%, RR 95% CI 9.20-15.96, p < 0.0001). Compared to the tubal ligation/vasectomy controls, the risk was 5.03-fold higher before propensity matching and remained significant at 4.71-fold after matching (3.50% vs. 0.74%, RR 95% CI 2.46-9.024, p < 0.0001) for the gender affirmation patients with similar results with the pharyngitis controls. Conclusion Gender-affirming surgery is significantly associated with elevated suicide attempt risks, underlining the necessity for comprehensive post-procedure psychiatric support."

How about comprehensive pre-procedure psychiatric support.  And maybe a society that is not actively promoting mutilation instead of asking why children are suddenly intent on self-harm?

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