Evaluating long term studies on the efficacy of “sex reassignment” procedures: objective versus subjective measurements
March 21, 2015
Posting as a follow up to a conversation here:
Originally posted on Sex matters.:
The success or failure of medical treatment can be evaluated in a variety of different ways. Objectively measurable criteria generally provide the most stable, repeatable, and transferable results. Subjectively measurable criteria, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to unconscious bias and manipulation.
In the context of the “sex reassignment” procedures, patient satisfaction outcomes are often given primary importance. But they are not the only relevant factor for consideration. This is especially true when looking at what happens years out, after transition. We should look past immediate gratification to sustained realities. Long-term studies necessarily give us the fullest picture of transsexuals’ lives.
In order to highlight differences between subjective and objective criteria, I will review and comment on the results of four long-term follow up studies on transsexuals. Here are examples of criteria used to measure the efficacy of “sex reassignment” procedures:
OBJECTIVE: mortality, suicides, hospitalizations, criminal convictions, surgical complications…
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March 16, 2015
Transwomen are men who have every right to use male facilities. There is nothing “wrong” with feminized men using the appropriate male restroom.
March 15, 2015
March 13, 2015
Originally posted on AROOO:
If a trannie ever says he is a trannie, transgender, trans-sexual what have you, he is transphobic. According to their philosophy, –their story that they are sticking to, they are women. What woman do you know says she is a trannie, transgender, or trans-sexual? She says she is a woman, or female. What woman do you know puts trans- anything in her bio? Or reminds people she is a woman? In what situation would I have to remind my friends and family that I am in fact a woman?
Are we staying in character or not, or is it only limited to females being forced to pretend like the males are in character 24/7 when it is obvious that they are not?
It’s like the emperor fighting for the right to be naked although he claims not to be naked and demands that no one else calls him naked. “I…
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Stacie Laughton, First openly transgender State Representative, arrested for making bomb threats to hospital in his district
March 12, 2015
From the Union Leader:
“By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
March 12. 2015 11:45AM
NASHUA — Stacie Laughton, the state’s first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital.
After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday and turned herself in on a warrant for the Feb. 27 incident.
“I have had a mental illness my whole life, and I guess this was my worst break with it. I was untreated for a long time, and I didn’t have medication,” Laughton told the New Hampshire Union Leader, adding she is very remorseful for her actions.
Laughton said she was not in the right frame of mind when she called in a bomb threat to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. Laughton, who also suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, described feelings of extreme impulsivity when she made the phone call.
“I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone, and it was totally out of character for me. I have put a lot behind me, and I never thought I would do this in a million years,” she said. Laughton is expected to be charged with a felony for calling in a fake bomb threat, which prompted a systematic search of the hospital by local authorities and hospital security.”