by Kiley Crossland, World
As rates of sex change surgeries skyrocket, one of the world’s leading genital reconstruction surgeons is speaking out about an issue not being addressed: gender change regret.
In an interview with The Telegraph of London this week, professor Miroslav Djordjevic lamented the lack of research on transgender people changing their minds and undergoing surgery reversal.
Djordjevic, an acclaimed surgeon and researcher who performs about 100 sex change surgeries every year, recounted in the interview a discussion he had with UK graduate student James Caspian in 2014.
Djordjevic told Caspian he was seeing a growing number of patients who were expressing regret about their gender reassignment surgeries and wanted to “detransition.” Caspian decided to research the trend of sex change surgery regret for his master’s degree at Bath Spa University in Bath, England. But after preliminary research, the university rejected his proposal. Officials told him they were afraid of online criticism about a “politically incorrect” topic. Caspian submitted a complaint to the university and is awaiting a decision.
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