The Left’s Trans Suicide Lie
A massive study finds “transgender” people have a significantly higher suicide rate, refuting what the trans activists have long claimed.
One of the weapons used by transgender activists is their claim that our failure to support a gender-dysphoric person’s desire to “transition” is a form of abuse. Worse yet, they say this lack of support may lead to suicide.
Talk about a guilt trip.
But a revealing and disturbing study from Denmark published by the Journal of the American Medical Association paints a completely different picture, and the results are sure to raise questions about all those warnings of suicide.
The study of seven million people over four decades found that transgenders in Denmark have a much higher rate of suicide than the general population. Keep in mind, these are people who’ve already partially or fully transitioned, and they’re living in a progressive country that’s more accepting of the trans culture than other countries. Try being trans in Saudi Arabia, for example.
“Transgender people in the country,” reports The New York Times, “had 7.7 times the rate of suicide attempts and 3.5 times the rate of suicide deaths compared with the rest of the population, according to the records analyzed in the study, though suicide rates in all groups decreased over time. And transgender people in Denmark died — by suicide or other causes — at younger ages than others.”
This, of course, is in stark contrast to all those media reports about how kids who want to switch their biological sex are at greater risk of suicide if conservatives don’t acquiesce. And all those heartwarming stories we see on the news about trans kids feeling happy and excited about their new life might be called into question now that we know the facts.
But it’s not just Denmark where transgenders are feeling more suicidal. As the Journal of the American Medical Association notes: “An even higher suicide mortality rate (270 per 100 000 person-years) was reported for Swedish transgender individuals undergoing gender identity-affirming surgery during 1973 to 2003. A recent population-based study using data from general practitioners and death statistics in England between 1988 and 2019 reported 3 to 5 times increased mortality from either suicide or homicide among transgender and gender-diverse individuals compared with non-transgender individuals.”
According to U.S. News, the study also found that 43% of transgenders had a psychiatric diagnosis while just 7% of the non-transgender group did.
This might be the most interesting part of the study. After all, it raises critical questions about whether the trans industry might be pushing treatments and surgeries on children whose real problem might be getting swept under the rug.
“The astronomically higher suicide rates among transitioned or transitioning patients certainly indicates widespread malpractice, or at the very least widespread dissatisfaction with the outcomes of sex-change operations and therapies,” writes Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. “The data strongly demonstrates that such ‘therapies’ leave patients much worse off than when they started, and doesn’t touch the actual medical issues in play.”
Morrissey adds, “This data should force the medical establishment — and perhaps more importantly, insurance companies that provide malpractice coverage — to completely rethink their embrace of sex-change treatments, especially in pediatric settings.”
One hopes this study might lead transgender activists and the politicians who support them to reconsider reflexively giving children puberty blockers and setting them up for irreversible surgeries instead of properly diagnosing them. Otherwise, we’ll see an epidemic of post-trans regret experienced by people like Milo, made famous in 2016 on MTV for transitioning from female to male. Back then, Milo was celebrated for daring to undergo testosterone shots, a hysterectomy, and “top removal” after the show aired.
As the Daily Mail reports: “Sitting beside him, Milo’s supportive mom, Kristin, described the ‘horror stories’ she had heard about trans kids committing suicide. In hindsight, those comments from Milo and Kristin were red flags. Today, many parents complain that doctors and therapists bully them into affirming their child’s decision to transition by suggesting that, without support, they would likely take their own lives. Now Milo says she’s ‘ashamed’ of the documentary and ‘can’t bear to watch’ it.”
The battle to protect our children continues, and we have a long way to go. But this Danish study might be a turning point.
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