A doctor who performs same-sex surgeries has voiced concerns that more and more transgender individuals are regretting their decision to undergo the procedure.
TheBlaze.com quotes world-leading genital reconstruction surgeon Professor Miroslav Djordjevic who said, “It can be a real disaster to hear these stories.”
Djordjevic has reported that he has seen patients seeking a sex-change reversal and they have told him that they were not given any kind of counseling or evaluation before the initial sex-change surgery. Instead, they were simply asked if they could pay for it.
“I have heard stories of people visiting surgeries who only checked if they had the money to pay,” Djordjevic said. “We 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.”
Although Djordjevic is not opposed to sex-change surgeries, he requires his patients to be sure it is what they want. He wants them to be fully informed and so requires them to wait a year and receive counseling and evaluations before undergoing the surgery.
Djordjevic also worries about the young age of patients seeking sex changes.
“I’m afraid what will happen five to 10 years later with this person,” Djordjevic said of young patients. “It is more than about surgery; it’s an issue of human rights. I could not accept them as a patient because I’d be afraid what would happen to their brain and mind.”
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Publication date: October 4, 2017